The Two Types of Risks Every Investor Must Understand

As markets start off the new year with a global slide in prices, you may want to re-acquaint yourself with a concept often found in standard introductory courses on economics–the difference between systematic and nonsystematic risk. Your retirement assets could depend on it.

While those words may sound like a bunch of financial mumbo jumbo, getting reacquainted with them could quite literally save you from yourself by helping you understand specific actions to take if you are uncomfortable with the volatility in your portfolio.

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