Investors, check your frame of reference

Real risk to your portfolio isn’t the ups and downs When it comes to investing in the stock market, the risk that everybody talks about is the ups and particularly the downs, the bearish periods when the market falls dramatically and keeps falling for months or even years. (Think 2000–2002 or 2008–2009.) The real damage […]

On ‘alternative investments,’ be aware of risks

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Though you’ve probably heard that many times, it’s still a good reminder when considering alternative investments. Caution is always advisable when investing, yet when it comes to these ‘opportunities’, extra due diligence is needed. Here’s why: these loosely regulated investments can be risky, lack […]