Systematic risk is the broad risk of fluctuations and downturns in the market as a whole, which it is said cannot be eliminated through diversification.
Systematic risk is also known as market risk, which is the exposure of all investors to the broad movements and downturns of the market as a whole. Theoretically it cannot be controlled for through simple diversification, since that would only bring a portfolio closer to the broad market performance, with a Beta closer to 1.
Individual securities or a smaller portfolio with a Beta other than 1 will experience what’s known as idiosyncratic risk, which is the risk of random movement outside of market movements.
Hedging is the practice of attempting to eliminate even systematic risk through positions in derivatives and alternative assets which may behave in a contrarian fashion to the rest of the market or portfolio.
In a life with period certain annuity payout option, the company will pay a set income for as long as the annuitant lives
If your new employer has a 401(k) plan, you can usually rollover your old 401(k) into a new one
Employees have no control over the assets in their Defined Benefit plan. The short and simple answer is: No
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The federal funds rate is the overnight rate at which commercial lenders lend excess reserves to other institutions
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DECS - This is a type of automatically convertible security that comes in the form of preferred stock shares, which...
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a govt. agency which polices the practices of the securities industry