Tag - volatility

The four myths of market volatility

By Carl Roothman, chief executive of retail business at Sanlam Investments Nassim Taleb, renowned author and fierce critic of all who take comfort in statistics, once chose the snappy title of We Don’t Quite Know What We are Talking About When We Talk About Volatility for one of his papers. Even if you haven’t read this particular Taleb...

How risk affects your investment performance

Whenever you read anything about investing you hear words like volatility, risk and growth assets but how exactly does this affect your investment returns? There are two types of investors: one group is very risk averse and prefers to stick to cash-like investments even for long-term savings. Another group fully believe in the high-risk, high...