Would you like to watch and listen firsthand to the person responsible for overall portfolio strategy for about $30 billion of investment assets? If you do, this video is for you. A few weeks ago, we had Nick Lacy with us in our office. Nick is the Chief Portfolio Strategist for Asset Management Services within Raymond James. It is safe to say that he is slightly smart.
Many investors view the stock market as risky, because they may lose money. In our eyes, it is worthwhile to have some awareness of the various types of investment risk. In our video, we share several sources of investment risk that you may not have fully considered. Below, we talk in more detail about those risks.
The start to 2016 has been marked by uncertainty in a number of areas. China, ISIS, Oil, etc. Not surprisingly, this uncertainty has caused plenty of fear and, consequently, volatility in global stock markets. Also not surprising are the familiar echoes from the “talking heads” on television and even some investors to “Get out!” or do something. Of course, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to investing or risk management.
Would you worry if the stock market closed for five months? It did just that at the outbreak of World War I. I’ll admit, that is over 100 years ago. But what if the market was only open a few days a month? I would guess that after a time, most people would actually worry less than they do now. To see why that is so, let’s talk about what a market is, and what it does for us.