Niall Ferguson gives financial advice to investors

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While he admitted to having absolutely no experience as an investment manager, historian Niall Ferguson told investors at the Ira Sohn conference Wednesday to offset exposure to emerging markets, and their potential to slow, with assets in places like Canada and Sweden that have addressed financial crisis in the past and are, therefore, considerably better off today.

The prolific author and professor of history and business at Harvard U. also tipped his hat to natural resources....

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