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How Warren Buffett Defines Risk

Last update on Aug. 28, 2014.



Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing. - Warren Buffett


If you mention Buffett's quote above to most people, you'll likely get a nod that says "oooh, that's deep". But if you ask them what they think it means, you will likely get confused stares.

In this article, I will explain what Buffett means when he says risk comes from ignorance. In fact, this quote reveals the way we see risk, and how he sees it differently from how many other people see risk.


Shortcomings Of The Traditional Measure Of Risk

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Warren Buffett's #1 Rule Of Investing

Last update on Aug. 18, 2014.

Warren Buffett


Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1. - Warren Buffett

If you took a poll of serious investors and asked them who they thought was the savviest investor alive, Warren Buffett would probably come out on top. In fact, he would probably poll as the savviest investor of all time.

In this series, I will explain some of Buffett's most famous quotes. Although Buffett does a fantastic job of expressing his opinions in terms of everyday language, I still struggled in my earlier years to understand exactly what he meant. Understanding his ...

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Q: I'm A Retiree. Is MoneyGeek Right For Me?

Last update on Jan. 12, 2015.



"I'm already retired. Will MoneyGeek's portfolios work for me?"

It's a question I get often. In this article, I'll explain why the answer is yes.


Needs of Young Professionals vs. Retirees

Regardless of who you are or how old you are, what you should look for in an investment solution is the same - you should look to generate the highest returns possible while staying within your risk limits, while also staying liquid (i.e. you can withdraw your money quickly if you need to). This is the same regardless of whether you're ...

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Short Course On Investments Episode 1: Compound Returns and Risk

Last update on Aug. 18, 2014.

In the Short Course On Investments, you will learn the basics of investing through simple everyday language. The course covers the same material as The Short Book On Investments.

In Episode 1, I cover 2 important concepts that you should keep in mind when you view any investment - they are compound returns and risk.




Hi, my name is Jin, and I’m the founder of MoneyGeek, and welcome to the first episode of the short course on investments.

And in this episode, I want to talk about compound returns and risk. So let’s start with compound returns.

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