Beware: This Strategy Could Cause You To Lose Your Shirt.

The World’s Most Expensive Hobby (Part 2)

Key Points

  • Investing is all about finding a balance that works for the long run.
  • Loss aversion can lead to underinvestment, but overconfidence can lead to concentrated bets, and as we’ll explore in this post, overtrading.
  • According to the research of Barber and Odean, overtrading can cost investors about 7% a year in returns on average. Yikes!

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Risk Management 101 (Part 1)

Key Points

  • Sound investing comes down to focusing on what you can control, while still maintaining a solid understanding the risks associated with what you cannot.
  • Risk Management involves understanding and controlling for the uncertainties related to the financial markets (systematic risk) or a particular company (idiosyncratic risk).
  • Risk-adjusted return can be quantified by the ratio of expected return divided by risk.
  • Volatility is a common, although imperfect measure of risk.

Continue reading → Risk Management 101 (Part 1)