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9 high-risk investments not for amateurs

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Opportunities that offer high returns can be a fierce temptation for novice and experienced investors alike. After all, who wouldn't want to jump into a newly public company's stock offering, speculate on commodity prices, or buy gold, antique coins or classic cars?

But investment professionals know big gains aren't guaranteed and come with outsized risks. Sure, the investment might pay off, but you also could lose every last nickel you put in.

Why are these high-risk investments? The reasons vary, but the smart money still says most people should avoid these nine opportunities and stick with more pedestrian options for the most stable long-term results.

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