Tag: volatility

Volatility Is Your Friend


Never forget your friends

Volatility?


 Trying to talk to most people about volatility and using it as an analog for risk is similar to talking to a 12-year-old about cassette audio tapes.  You just get a shrug and a quizzical look. We know that over long time spans the… Continue Reading “Volatility?”

Volatility Might Hurt You


You cannot ignore rate of return volatility if you are projecting over long periods.  I recently saw a piece that put forward the idea that volatility costs yield if there are withdrawals during the period.  It seems reasonable that over the long haul, volatility… Continue Reading “Volatility Might Hurt You”

Do You Understand Investment Risk?


People don’t like risk.  More appropriately people do not like uncertainty.  Investment risk is about how volatile future outcomes may be, which, by any reasonable definition, is what uncertainty is about.  People are uncomfortable when the future is not specifically known, even though the… Continue Reading “Do You Understand Investment Risk?”

Are You Listening To The Signal Or The Static?


When I was in high school, I listened to baseball on the radio.  Joe Chrysdale and Hal Kelly on AM 580, CKEY told the story of the Toronto Maple Leafs baseball team.  Sparky Anderson played there in the early ‘60’s.  Who could forget Rocky… Continue Reading “Are You Listening To The Signal Or The Static?”

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