Risk = Danger + Opportunity

I have always thought that the Chinese mark for risk, which combines the icons for danger and opportunity, is the best description of risk. Danger and opportunity are linked at the hip, something worth remembering in both good times and bad. In memories, opportunities abound, and the salespeople for these opportunities (brokers, hedge money) reveal that there is little if any risk: those 70% returns are touted as “low-risk”.

In frightening times, all we see is danger and no investment looks good. In both full cases, we would be well offered stepping and looking for the link back. Lucrative opportunities expose us to risk always, even in the best of times. And dangerous times bring opportunities, if we keep our eyes open and our wits about us!

August 17 – Bloomberg (Iain Marlow): “Through the sandstone walls of the 17th-century Red Fort in India’s capital, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a caution shot this week to his counterparts in Islamabad and Beijing. Modi’s reference to disputed territories on Monday during his annual Independence Day speech — his most high-profile appearance of the year — signaled that India would are more aggressive in asserting its claims to Pakistan-controlled areas of Kashmir.

Rising stock prices produce something economists call a “wealth impact,” and therefore when people see their investment portfolios rise, they spend more income because they feel wealthier. The prosperity impact likely prompted more consumer spending as stock prices rose, but could consider on spending if stocks keep dropping, as they have in recent weeks.

The latest report on the overall economy included one hint that the Fed may not need to push rates significantly higher, that could help shares. The central bank’s preferred way of measuring inflation-a price index monitoring the costs of goods and services purchased by consumers-rose at a 1.6% annual rate in the third quarter, less than the Fed’s 2% focus on.

Fed officials believe inflation will keep rising because the overall economy is operating strong, but if price steps remain modest, officials might decide they don’t need to push rates significantly higher. A Fed report released earlier this week said businesses were still optimistic about the economy’s trajectory, but indicated concerns that tariffs would continue to push up costs.

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Many businesses have exceeded along tariff-related price increases to customers, or be prepared to, the Fed said in its latest roundup of anecdotal information about regional economic conditions known as the beige reserve. But in some cases, businesses are unable to. Final sales to private local purchasers, which remove out trade, inventories and government spending, rose at a seasonally altered annual rate of 3.1% in the third quarter.

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