Market Risks

March 15, 2023

There are various risks associated with investing in the market. Some of the significant risks include:

  1. Market Risk: The possibility of losing money due to the overall decline in the value of the stock market or a specific asset class, such as stocks, bonds, or commodities.

  2. Interest Rate Risk: The risk that changes in interest rates will affect the value of investments such as bonds, especially long-term bonds.

  3. Inflation Risk: The risk that inflation will reduce the purchasing power of returns on investments.

  4. Credit Risk: The possibility of an issuer of a bond or other fixed-income security defaulting on their obligation to pay interest and principal.

  5. Liquidity Risk: The risk that an investor may not be able to sell their investments quickly enough to meet their cash needs.

  6. Political Risk: The risk that changes in government policies or instability in a country's political environment will negatively impact the value of investments.

  7. Currency Risk: The risk that changes in exchange rates will affect the value of investments denominated in foreign currencies.

  8. Operational Risk: The risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed internal processes, people, and systems or from external events.

It's important to understand and help manage these risks as part of any investment strategy.

The opinions voiced in this article are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which strategies or investments may be suitable for you, consult the appropriate qualified professional prior to making a decision.