series: Understanding Risk

Why Hedge Funds are Having a Hard Time

Why Hedge Funds are Having a Hard Time By: Tim Bennett 12.08.2016Volatile markets should be great news for hedge funds and yet many are struggling. This week I sum up why and the lessons for investors.

Three Ways Investors are Fooled by Their Brains

Three Ways Investors are Fooled by Their Brains By: Tim Bennett13.05.2015 To think like a successful investor you have to learn to override your brain and suppress your natural instincts. Here are three examples.

What are Derivatives?

What are Derivatives? By: Tim Bennett11.02.2015 Derivatives scare as many investors as they excite. In this short video I aim to demystify two of the most important types – futures and options.

Income Investors : Five Safety Checks

Income Investors : Five Safety Checks By: Tim Bennett03.10.2014 Dividends can be cut, or even scrapped, by firms facing a profits or cash flow crisis. In this short video I flag five ways to reduce the risk of a dividend shock.

Understanding Volatility – What is Standard Deviation?

Understanding Volatility – What is Standard Deviation? By: Tim Bennett22.09.2014 Standard deviation can help you test the reliability of quoted performance figures and even judge where a share price might go next. In this short video I explain how and point out its main pitfalls as a number. https://youtu.be/SRug5dzLe04

Understanding Volatility : What is the Vix?

Understanding Volatility : What is the Vix? By: Tim Bennett15.09.2014 Anyone buying shares, or seeking to build a portfolio, needs to understand volatility. In this short video I introduce Beta as one way of measuring it. I explain how it works, how it can help and point out its main pitfalls.

Understanding Volatility – What is Beta?

Understanding Volatility – What is Beta? By: Tim Bennett04.09.2014 Anyone buying shares, or seeking to build a portfolio, needs to understand volatility. In this short video I introduce Beta as one way of measuring it. I explain how it works, how it can help and point out its main pitfalls.

Three Risks Every Stock Market Investor Should Understand

Three Risks Every Stock Market Investor Should Understand By: Tim Bennett06.08.2014 Most investors know that shares go down as well as up – this is called price risk. In my latest video I introduce two other key risks that affect equity investors and offer some tips on how you can manage all three.