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Computerized Investing > May/June 2003

Feature: RiskGrades: Judging Investment Volatility

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by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Risk permeates every endeavor of humankind. No matter how small, there is risk in everything we do. In the area of investing, risk is very real and something that investors must be aware of. Every financial asset carries with it some level of risk, whether it is a U.S. Treasury bill or the initial public offering of a tech firm.

Types of Investment Risk

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