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Risk tolerance is an investor’s emotional and psychological ability to endure investment losses during large market declines without selling or undue worry, such as losing sleep. To know whether a portfolio is right for your risk tolerance, you need to be brutally honest with yourself as you try to answer the question, "Will I sell during the next bear market?"
Knowing your emotional tolerance for investment risk means knowing yourself and your unique goals and needs - and it is not easy. (more...)
This week in financial history
- 1900 - Louis Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Bachelier, French mathematician, published Theorie de La Speculation; and argued that markets were essentially random. This introduced higher math to the analysis of finance. Source: Théorie de la spéculation, Annales Scientifiques de l’École Normale Supérieure Vol.3 (17) pp. 21-86.
- 1999 - The US Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 10,000 for the first time in history. Source: Closing milestones of the Dow Jones Industrial Average
- 1987 - The Australian Stock Exchange Limited (ASX) was formed on 1 April 1987, through incorporation under legislation of the Australian Parliament. Source:History
- 2011 - The Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) launched indexes that provide coverage of various sectors of the US stock market. The indexes include the CRSP US Total Market Index; the CRSP US Mega Cap Index, the CRSP US Large Cap Index; the CRSP Mid Cap Index; and the CRSP Small Cap Index. Source: CRSP Indexes Quick Reference Guide
- 1792 - The Coinage Act established the United States Mint and created a decimal system for U.S. currency. Source: Coinage Act of 1792
- 1956 - The Tokyo Stock Exchange started trading in bonds. Source: Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
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