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History has shown us that volatile markets may calm down and deliver solid returns afterwards. Schalk Louw analyses an important index that measures these swings.
Following on from his previous column, Simon Brown offers advice on how traders
should employ stop-losses to manage risk.
In the 1970s, university professor Doyne Farmer and two physics students built a tiny computer that could be hidden in a shoe, which could predict where roulette balls would land. At casinos in Las Vegas, they communicated with toe-controlled switches about what bets to make. Their winnings were great, but they quit because "we were nervous about getting our kneecaps broken". Today, Farmer works in global finance.
The human tendencies of loss aversion and recency bias are often evident in how people approach investing, says an expert at PSG Asset Management.
View investment risk as the probability of incurring a permanent capital loss over a particular time period, explains an expert.
Amended policyholder protection rules for group insurance requires so much information that members will likely get overwhelmed, says an expert.
Steinhoff announced in a Stock Exchange News Service statement that it has appointed a chief compliance and risk officer.
A Chinese woman injected a fruit smoothie into her veins in the hope it would make her healthier. Instead, she almost killed herself.
Company executives are not adequately identifying risks that can have potentially catastrophic implications, according to a survey conducted by DSS.
Currently, there are extreme levels of fear when it comes to our stock market. Should you join the ‘herd’ and shy away from investing? Or should you take a leaf from Warren Buffett’s book?
The stunt involves two people kicking the legs from underneath a third person, causing them to fall over dangerously.
Constructing a financial plan can be quite overwhelming. Compartmentalising the various aspects required to manage this process can make it easier – and more successful.
Structurally high unemployment, growing income disparity and inequality as well as inadequate or substandard education and skills development count under the top five risks facing South Africa, according a risk expert.
When it comes to managing your portfolio, make sure you understand the risks that come with the specific shares you are investing in. A volatility ratio can come in handy here, writes PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw.
There is more to diversification than just not putting all your eggs in one basket, says an expert at multinational asset management company Schroders.
In a fast-changing and competitive environment, businesses – and the workforce – need to be on top of their game to remain relevant.
Employees committing fraud is a growing risk concern in SA and there has been a huge spike in insurance claims related to this kind of fidelity crime, a survey shows.
Seven emerging security and risk management trends that will impact security, privacy and risk leaders in the longer term have been identified by research and advisory company Gartner.
Business interruption is seen as the top risk among SA businesses surveyed for the Allianz Risk Barometer 2019.
While preference shares do not come without risk, they do offer potential in a lacklustre investment environment.
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