by CI Staff
A basic premise of sound investing is that investors are naturally risk-adverse. Investors seek the lowest level of risk for a given level of return and, alternatively, will not take on additional risk unless there is a higher chance of greater return. Though this is common knowledge, many individual investors neglect to take the time to actually look at an investment’s risk, or volatility, before purchasing. This issue’s Fundamental Focus provides some figures that are easy to calculate and can be used to serve as a gauge for the risk (volatility) of an investment.
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