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The “New World” Risk

May 31, 2013

Drama. The RiskWerk Company is currently followed in over thirty countries and we receive thousands of visits at this site on which we Post articles on current investment issues that are of interest to us, from our point of view, and that we hope we can share with you and that we hope you will also find to be helpful and noteworthy amid the chaos that passes for the “investment markets”.

Our Mission is not contra-Wall Street but pro-investment and we are encouraging investors to reject the Wall Street-inspired policy of  anxious “risk taking” which we can provably demonstrate to be nothing more than gambling, to a proactive model of both “risk seeking” and “risk aversion” of which the Perpetual Bond™ is a demonstration in real-time.

We also have a policy of “earn while you learn” (necessitated by our patents and quality control) and hope that the owners of the portfolios of stocks that we manage as a Perpetual Bond™, will eventually be able to manage them themselves.

We are reaching out to the fringe players in private endowments and private pension plans – the plumbers, electricians, wood workers, truck drivers, and so many others – who make our world but must eventually stop “making” it and start “savoring” it – for which their “flaky” pension and savings plans are not much help.

And we are reaching out to the third world that is interested in first world investing, and with innovative products that are likely to change the world.

And we are reaching out to the “think tanks & clam fests” who might want to do more than just talk about it.

The Price of Risk

The calculated Risk Price (SF) is a provably effective estimate of the “price of risk” which is “the least stock price at which the company is likeable” (Goetze 2009) and “likeability” is determined by the demonstrated factors of “risk aversion” – we want to keep our money and obtain a hopeful return above the rate of inflation – and the properties of portfolios of such stocks.

Stock prices that are less than the price of risk can be said to be “bargain prices” but with the risk attached that the company might never get a higher price other than that due to ambient volatility or “surprise”; on the other hand, investors who are willing to pay the “full price” above the price of risk, and buy and hold the stock at those prices, must also be confident, and have reason to believe, that the company will produce those values, absent new information.

Please see our Posts, The Price of Risk, August 2012 and The Nash Equilibrium & Its Stock Price, October 2012, for more information on the theory.

To see what else “risk averse” investing can do for us, please see our recent Posts, The Wall Street Put, April 2013, and earlier Posts such as The Dow Transports, March 2013, or The Risk Adjusted Dow, March 2013, or The Canada Pension Bond, February 2013, and for a more colorful description of investment risk and the application of the “price of risk” to mergers & acquisitions, please see our Post, Bystanders & Collateral Damage, April 2013.

Postscript

We are The RiskWerk Company and care not a jot for mutual funds, hedge funds, “alternative investments”, the “risk/reward equation” and every other unprovable artifact of investment lore. We have just one product

The Perpetual Bond
“Alpha-smart with 100% Capital Safety and 100% Liquidity”
Guaranteed
With No Fees and No Loads on Capital

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Disclaimer

Investing in the bond and stock markets has become a highly regulated and litigious industry but despite that, there remains only one effective rule and that is caveat emptor or “buyer beware”. Nothing that we say should be construed by any person as advice or a recommendation to buy, sell, hold or avoid the common stock or bonds of any public company at any time for any purpose. That is the law and we fully support and respect that law and regulation in every jurisdiction without exception and without qualification to the best of our knowledge and ability. We can only tell you what we do and why we do it or have done it and we know nothing at all about the future or the future of stock prices of any company nor why they are what they are, now. The author retains all copyrights to his works in this blog and on this website. The Perpetual Bond®™ is a registered trademark and patented technology of The RiskWerk Company and RiskWerk Limited (“Company”) . The Canada Pension Bond®™ and The Medina Bond®™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Company as are the words and phrases “Alpha-smart”, “100% Capital Safety”, “100% Liquidity”, ”price of risk”, “risk price”, and the symbols “(B)”, “(N)” and N*.

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