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5 Ways To Gauge Investment Risk

Ken Tumin
Ken Tumin   |     |   5,937 posts since 2009

If you are looking into stocks and stock mutual funds, it's a good idea to understand risk. This US News article provides a good overview of the basic risk measurements:

There are a variety of risk measures that may come in handy. Of course, these numbers don't tell the whole story, but they may help you determine whether owning a particular investment meshes with your personal risk tolerance.