Can you really measure investment risk? Risk is supposed to be a measure of the likelihood that an event less than expected will occur. For example, if you are flipping a coin and want the coin to land on heads, then the odds of that happening is 50%. The odds of flipping tails is also [...]
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Wikipedia’s entry for “gold” reads, in part: Gold is a dense, soft, shiny metal and the most malleable and ductile metal known. There are many reasons why gold and silver would be appropriate for money. It’s nearly indestructible, it’s malleable, it’s rare and it’s a luxury item. When I researched the issue, I discovered [...]
Investment returns can be deceiving, and stock brokers and mutual fund companies (along with the agents that represent them) often don’t much to bring clarity to the issue. When your investment broker tells you he can earn you 10% a year, there are two other questions you want to ask him before you sign on the dotted line…
This week ended on somewhat of a downer. I have often been approached by, and read reviews by, individuals who claim that most people should just “buy an index fund” when they are trying to decide how to invest for their future. I’ve hinted at that idea too a few times. Not everyone mind you. [...]