Weighing the Week Ahead: Assessing Risk

Most investors do not know how to measure risk.  Usually they do not even try. Risk is difficult to define and more difficult to measure.  Risk is often confused with volatility, which is easy to measure. Most investors do not understand that volatility measures variation in both directions.  They care about the downside, but are […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: All Eyes on Earnings

If you want to understand stock prices, eventually it all comes down to earnings. In low-volume, holiday-shortened trading weeks, there can be plenty of volatility.  Every story is amplified by breathless coverage from financial media.  Traders try to outguess the macro economic and political stories.  Investors need to take a longer view. As we get […]

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