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From bitcoin to Belize, here are the best and worst assets of 2017

The riskiest assets performed well, while securities, seen to be safe as houses, trailed behind.

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No investing idea attracted more attention in 2017 than cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin (above) soared almost 1,500 per cent. It wasn't a good year, however, to have bet on stocks in Qatar and Pakistan.

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No investing idea attracted more attention in 2017 than cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin soared almost 1,500 per cent. It wasn't a good year, however, to have bet on stocks in Qatar (above) and Pakistan.

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IT was a great year to hold bitcoin, but a bad one to have been invested in the Uzbek soum.

As 2017 winds to a close, a look at the winners and losers around the globe shows that, broadly speaking, the riskiest assets performed well; bullish sentiment was on display in...

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