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When we talk of geographical diversification in investing, we usually mean balancing our exposure to Canada with U.S. and international holdings.

But it’s now time to consider our geographical diversification within Canada, specifically to Alberta and its hard-hit economy. There was a time before the 2008-09 stock market crash when a few trendy mutual funds were using an investment theme of focusing on Alberta-based businesses. Now, reliance on the province has to be considered as a potential risk.

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