Financial Poise


Subscribing to the adage, “give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach a man how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime,” Financial Poise offers its audience objective and plain English education about investing. If you are looking for recommendations on particular stocks or looking to make a quick buck trading, you came to the wrong place. Financial Poise teaches investors about the fundamentals of investing for the long term.

‘Risk-adjusted Return’ in a Nutshell

Calculating Risk Adjusted Return is not simple. It involves making assumptions about a risk-free rate of return, selecting portfolio and market benchmarks, figuring the standard deviation of return, and/or using “beta” (a separately calculated figure that describes the tendency of an investment to respond to marketplace swings). Unless you’re a financial analyst, you might think that’s more than you need to know. But for those who are still curious, I’ll provide an simplified explanation, and then give you some resources for studying RAR further.

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