Researchers have discovered some interesting things about investors’ perceptions of risk: 1. Fear of loss is exponential. Anxiety increases with the magnitude of the loss. 2. Happiness over a gain decreases as the size of the gain increases. Gaining your first million means much more than gaining a second million. 3. Risk is not symmetrical. Most of us hate losses much more than we love gains.
Diversification: When More is Less The idea that institutional investors are the biggest players in the market is nothing new, but a quote from the Wall Street Journal, recounted by Robert Folsom of Elliott Wave International really caught my eye. “Institutional investing is now largely the business of giants. America’s 100 largest money managers alone now hold 58% of all stocks.” This reminded me of a
I just wanted to provide you with a quick update after yesterday’s big drop in the stock markets and provide you with my ideas on how I plan to respond. First of all it was a big decline. Capital B. And it was broad, affecting just about every market in the world. Bonds were just about the only market segment that did well. Even gold,
Moving into 2007, market averages are testing “new-high” territory and have not endured a major correction since late 2002, over four years ago. A sure indicator that investors are beginning to worry that a major drop could be on line for 2007 is a proliferation of articles extolling investors to stay fully invested and not to try to “time” the market. After all, runs the most
Basic Investing for Retirement Begins Feb 8th at Yavapai College. (Tuition $45) Four 2-hour classes designed for investors who want to become more confident about their financial decisions. Call 928-778-4000 or click the link below for details. http://mcsv.net/cgi-bin/redir?MCid=JSwmHQsMsaITsbJYF0a0 Socially Conscious Investing Feb 7th. A 2-hour class offered through YC’s OLLI program. ($20 OLLI members, $55 non-members) Using social screens for your investments can enable you to