Wednesday, May 31, 2006

>Are Markets Really Risky?

There was an American comedian who, whenever someone would ask him, "How's your wife?" would reply, "Compared to what"? The answer to today's big question is the same. Is equity investing too risky for the retail investors? Well, compared to what? The crucial issue is not whether the investor is retail or wholesale, but whether the investments are for the long- or the short-term and what kind of skills and presence of mind does he or she bring to the actual choice of investments.

Practically speaking, risk in the stock markets is a function of time.

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