There are a large number of statistical measures available for looking at a mutual fund, ETF, stock or a combination of these in the total portfolio.
For an individual investor, what are the important measures and what do they mean? Over the next two days I will highlight the measures I think are critical to understanding and managing your investing portfolio.
Today, I’ll start with the best measurement of risk in any investment – its volatility. Continue reading →
More investors are getting global exposure through Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). News that China is for the moment the world’s second largest economy is a reminder — probably unneeded – that the growth these days is global. (The darkest green in the map below represents real GDP growth over 10%. The US, taupe, is in the negative 2 to 4% bucket.) Continue reading →