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Rethinking risk in equities

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/rethinking-risk-in-equities-2019-11-25

Rethinking risk in equities

If we’re investing for a long-term goal — and most of us do have horizons of five years or more — then why are we so obsessed with the daily headlines and the gyrations they can spark in asset prices

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  • edited December 1
    johnN said:

    If we’re investing for a long-term goal — and most of us do have horizons of five years or more — then why are we so obsessed with the daily headlines and the gyrations they can spark in asset prices

    Good point. But I wouldn’t consider five years “long-term”. I’ll go further and suggest that by-and-large this near term obsession with portfolio value / stock prices leads to more bad investing decisions than it does good ones among the investing public.
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