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On the 30th anniversary of the 1987 market crash, leading financial risk expert Richard Bookstaber identifies the biggest risks in today’s markets.
NEVER FORGET THAT MARKETS ARE RISKY Bucket of liquid, short-term assets: – Cash in savings account – Cash equivalents such as short-term Treasury bills Savings bucket will see you through bear markets without depleting principal retirement account Watch the related WEALTHTRACK episode.
BOOKSTABER: MARKET RISKS Well before the 2008/2009 financial crisis leading risk expert, Richard Bookstaber warned about the potential dangers of high leverage and complex financial derivatives in his book, A Demon of Our Own Design: Markets, Hedge Funds and the Perils of Financial Innovation. He is now concerned about two new market risks: illiquidity and low volatility […]