Your Investments: Tread carefully with investment decisions

Your ability to assess risk is key to the choices you make, writes Rory Gillen.

9th February, 2014
The three major economic risks are recessions, inflation and deflation.

In the more casual investment decision-making environment that pertained in Ireland during the early and mid-2000s, potential returns were all that most of us focused on. Back then, risk was being left out of a rising market.

But any investor who went through the 2007-2009 global credit crisis should readily identify with what Ben Graham, author of The Intelligent Investor (1949), felt was the correct definition of risk: the threat of a permanent loss...

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