Note: This is post #95 in a weekly video series on basic economics.
Before it went bankrupt in 2001, many of Enron’s employees had most or all of their retirement funds in company stock. When the company collapsed, as Alex Tabarrok notes, employees who were once multimillionaires ended up with almost nothing. They failed to heed the most basic rule of investing: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
In this video by Marginal Revolution University, Tabarrok explains why diversification is essential for responsible investing.
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