The collapse of the Exchange Traded Note (ETN) linked to the value of the VIX was a warning to traders not to be complacent about volatility, and the entire market felt the impact.
Tag Archives | risk
Volatility continues to hit record lows despite political upheaval and the start of interest rate normalisation. But, as inflation continues to take root, can active strategies help investors protect their portfolios from downside risk?
I like to learn from history, but also look into the future. The articles chosen provide some of the essentials of good investing, but they also peer over the horizon on what the future might bring.
Chris Cuffe has selected his favourite articles from five years of Cuffelinks, presented here in a free ebook.
Chasing higher market returns inevitably comes with higher risk, but is there a portfolio ‘sweet spot’ that accepts some risk in exchange for better performance, while keeping fees under control?
Subordinated debt issues are a less risky investment than capital notes and hybrids, but each transaction is different and not riskless. The current issue of NAB Subordinated Notes is just one example.
Infrastructure assets range widely from toll roads, ports, airports, power distribution, communications, etc, but there are common risk factors to consider in all of them.
Are there investment opportunities out there that only small funds can capitalise on? Being small has some advantages over larger funds which can be used to stand out in an overcrowded industry.
Nassim Taleb of ‘The Black Swan’ explains probability and risks in banking.
World-renowned investor Howard Marks recently gave a confidential presentation on risk to selected institutional clients, and in this exclusive, Oaktree Capital has given permission for Cuffelinks to share the insights with its readers.
We focus far more on the return from our investments rather than the risk, and we should watch for leverage or high risk-taking and expect to be rewarded for it to pay for the added risk.
The search for yield has driven retail investors into billions of dollars of hybrids that could not be sold to wholesale investors at these levels. Is the full picture being told to the retail market?
Risk means different things to different people, and there is a misallocation of resources, energy and intellect across the superannuation industry (and investment industry more broadly) to address risk.