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The Five Minute Investor from Money Clinic: Why liquidity matters for investors

In the age of the smartphone, it’s never been easier to buy an investment — but how quickly can you sell one, and how might this affect the price? In our new miniseries, The Five Minute Investor, consumer editor Claer Barrett challenges investment commentator Justin Urquhart-Stewart to explain why liquidity should be at the forefront of every investor’s mind.

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Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.

Disclaimer: The Money Clinic podcast is a general discussion about financial topics and does not constitute an investment recommendation or individual financial advice.

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