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Tag: diversification

The Risk of Anchoring Investment Expectations to a Market High

Imagine that you have placed your retirement funds in a diversified portfolio which includes a portion in the stock market. A year after your initial investment, the news is buzzing with stories about record-breaking market highs. Seeing the value of your portfolio...

Is Gold The Answer? First, What Is The Question?

I’ve noticed recently that news and commentary programs are being inundated by ads with dire warnings of the imminent collapse of the US economy and the dollar. “Are you worried about the value of the dollar? Protect your wealth and safeguard your financial...

Investing, Done Correctly, Has Risks But Is Not Gambling

Is investing in the stock market akin to gambling? It certainly carries a reasonable amount of risk. Yet, done correctly, investing in the market is not remotely gambling. For comparison, consider games of chance. The best one to play is Blackjack. If you play every...

Market Crashes To Be Expected, Not Feared

A lot of stock market experts are concerned that the market is overheated and ripe for a new bear market. One of those expecting a bear market is Shawn Williams of Motley Fool, in a May 8, 2021, post, “A case is mounting for a big drop in the stock...

Catastrophe Reinsurance: A Unique Asset Class

Typically, we view insurance not as an investment, but as tool to protect assets or replace income. However, investing in one type of insurance, called reinsurance, is becoming increasingly popular. It even might be considered an asset class all of its own....