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Risk is more than just volatility

Jan 24, 2014

Here is today's recommended reading list from Equitymaster...

Does your stock pass this bankruptcy test?

Most stocks have a limited life span. This is a bigger risk for mid and small caps than large caps we believe. Therefore, it is very important that the stocks you invest in at least don't have the financials that are taking them towards bankruptcy. But how would you possibly know that such a risk exists? Well, there's a test out there that helps you determine the likelihood of your stock going bankrupt. Read on to find out what this test is. (MagicDiligence.com)

Is it too early to call the demise of Facebook?

Facebook is currently the dominant online social network on the planet. So a Princeton study that has predicted the demise of Facebook comes as a shocker. Will Facebook lose 80% of its peak user base by 2017, as the study forecasts? In this interesting article, the author highlights some of the main flaws of this study and the factors that give Facebook a fairly durable economic moat. Read on... (TIME Tech)

2014: Bad for stocks and good for gold?

Investors seem to be very bullish about the stocks in 2014. In fact many of these same investors seem to be bearish on gold. The outlook is based on an improving economic situation in US economy. But what if they are all ignoring the elephant in the room: Deflation? This article explores this possibility in detail and shows why gold could come out on top. Read on to find out more. (Safe Haven)

Retirement Planning & Wealth Building

Retirement means different things to different people. But there is a common thread among all of them which is a comfortable financial situation post retirement. If you are looking for a one stop shop for all your retirement planning queries then this article will you there. (About.com)

Risk is more than just volatility

Many investors consider volatility of an asset or a portfolio to be the single most important measure of risk. This thinking is based on modern portfolio theory (MPT). In MPT risk is equated with volatility. But is it really a good proxy? Read on to learn more. (Morning Star)

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