Financial Fundamentals

A hitchhiker’s guide to the stock market – by William Banham

For the most part, the stock market is seen to be a harsh mistress with an unforgiving track record. For someone who has never invested, or even looked at the market, establishing a basic understanding is so important, because most people are indirectly involved as it is. If you have ever held a job, your …

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Understanding relationships between return, diversifiable risk and undiversifiable risk

You may have heard of the phrase “risk it for the biscuit”, which basically means, to earn a reward, you must take risks. Sacrificing what you currently own for a better future. This concept applies in many cases in life, financial markets too. The logic behind “risk and return” is described by the nature of …

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