Investment Risk

Count Your Blessings

Let’s talk about risk, which is much in the news these days. What is risk? For many of us, risk is standard deviation, beta, tracking error. For most people, risk is the chance of losing money. There is a debate these days about how much risk we should be allowed to take and what risks we should not be allowed to take. That is at the heart of the financial re-regulation bill before Congress (the opposite of progress). Who can take what risks has been a bedeviling question for regulators since we first started modern finance 50 years ago. Read more