Posts tagged 'Tail Risk'

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How an Irascible Dark Bird Might Threaten Your Retirement

Investors lucky enough to secure a spot in one of Bernie Madoff's funds had it pretty good. Year after year Madoff produced remarkably consistent positive returns. By all accounts, their volatility was quite low. Madoff's investors must have...

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The Market Will Inevitably Fall Off a Cliff Again Sometime - Here's How To Make Sure Your Bungee Cord is Fastened

Anyone with money invested in the stock market has to be prepared to suffer a sudden loss of capital, like "Black Monday" when stock markets fell over 20% in one single day. Some smart risk management techniques can reduce your risk of getting hit by what has been called a "black swan" event.