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"VIX - CBOE Volatility Index" (May 2015)

The first VIX, introduced by the CBOE in 1993, was a weighted measure of the implied volatility of eight S&P 100 at-the-money put and call options. Ten years later, it expanded to use options based on a broader index, the S&P 500, which allows for a more accurate view of investors' expectations on future market volatility. VIX values greater than 30 are generally associated with a large amount of volatility as a result of investor fear or uncertainty, while values below 20 generally correspond ...

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Follow your rules

Adapt your strategy if needed (before it's too late)

Always remember: Sometimes there is NO 2nd chance !!

"Lower Risk" - Strategy/Minimum Effort - Defensive Grade Stocks

Benjamin Graham was an economist and professional investor who taught Warren Buffett, Irving Kahn, Walter J. Schloss and other famous investors at Columbia Business School.

Graham Formula (Defensive Investor)
The first grade of stocks recommended by Graham are called ...

Dow Jones Ind. Average (Risk-Scenario Q1-2016)

There is some risk in the market - especially after the strong Chinese headwind on the awakening of the 1st trading-day in the year 2016. In the S&P 500 the support-level of ca. 1,990 has to hold as well as in the GERMAN DAX @ ca. 10,120!

Dow Jones Industrial Average Risk Scenario Q1-2016 (RG)


LTCM - Debacle (1998)
Long-Term Capital Management

Reared on Merton's and Schole's teachings of efficient markets, the professors actually believed that prices would go and go directly where the models said they should. The professors' conceit was to think that models could forecast...

LTCM - performance and debacle in 1998
... the ...

DAX Y2K vs. Brexit/Bremain-Factor
(23. Juni 2016 / 24. Juni 2016)

Eine "binäre Option kommt auf uns zu"; Entweder 1 ("sie bleiben drinnen"), oder 0 (= BREXIT). Folgend diesem unsicheren Ausgang, bzw. unsicheren Folgetagen für den DAX ein Blick zurück auf die Milleniumswende:

DAX Y2K vs. BREXIT/BREMAIN-Factor (-8%)

Man kann somit ...

BREXIT-voting - outcome for stocks
(24th June 2016)

A small selection of S&P 500 stocks, which had a pretty bad day in the TECH-Sector of the S&P 500, the broad US-Stock Market Index. Following the unexpected BREXIT (British people voting for a drop-out of the EU) the stock-market crashed:


Black Swans, Grey Swans, and White Swans
Brexit (Grey Swan)

Life is full of surprises. Good and bad. We all know that. What we learn over time is that a few of those surprises have sculptured the bodies of our lives. The whole world evolves through large incremental random changes!

Black Swan, Grey Swan, White Swan (Definition) ...


„Keep calm and carry on“ – „Ruhe bewahren und weiter machen“… erst mal durchatmen und dann gehts weiter. Es gibt so viele Situationen in denen „Keep calm and carry on“ der Spruch der Wahl ist und gerade scheint er auch wirklich angesagt zu sein.
Keep Calm and Carry OnÜberall springt es uns ...

The oldest bank in the world...

Brexit rückt Italiens Bankensystem und dessen NPLs ins Zentrum; NPLs - also "Non-Performing-Loans" sind ein großes Problem für das italienische Bankensystem, dessen chronische Schwäche nunmehr dank des Brexit-Voting wieder an die Oberfläche gelangt.

Banca Monte dei Paschi die Siena (longterm Chart)

Ich war ...

Alles wird gut (HOFFENTLICH!)

Der gesamte italienische Bankensektor hat 360 Milliarden Euro an Krediten in seinen Büchern, davon dürften 18 Prozent faul sein. Krachen die italienischen Banken, so könnte das eine Kettenreaktion auslösen.

Denn laut der Bank für Internationalen ...

What's your risk number?
"Risk Tolerance"

Do you really know how much you can afford to lose in the market (in German aka: "Rumrutschfaktor")? The Portfolio-management process starts with you setting an acceptable range of outcomes, be it in percentage or absolute terms (in EUR, USD, etc.).

S&P 500 Drawdowns (2008 - 2015)

Black Swan/2008 Market Crash

If 2008-09 teaches us anything, it’s the truth in the old adage: "The only thing that goes up in a market crash is correlation." Diversification is overrated, especially when we need it most.

Black Swan/2008 Market Crash (Diversification/Correlation)

In the asset allocation work for North American ...

S&P 500 Verlustwahrscheinlichkeit / Anlagehorizont
(Historie 1960 - 2015)

In der Praxis werde der Anlagehorizont oft zu kurz gewählt, was zu einem suboptimal kleinen Aktienanteil führe (Quelle: Emch, Urs; Renz, Hugo; Arpagaus, Reto (Hrsg.) (2011): Das...

S&P 500 Verlustwahrscheinlichkeit / Anlagehorizont

...Schweizerische Bankgeschäft . 7. ...

Be careful in your "1st years"

According to the U.S. market research group Dalbar, which publishes the Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behavior study, the Standard & Poor's has managed an annualized return of over 10% over the past 30 years,...

Don´t lose (too much) in the first years!...far outstripping inflation, which has ...

Textpassagen aus Original von André Tiedje und Einführungsvideo

Die sogenannten Elliott-Wellen tragen den Namen ihres Erfinders bzw. der Person, die sie entdeckt hat. Und diese Person war der US-Amerikaner Ralph Nelson Elliott, der von 1871 bis 1948 lebte.

Elliott Wellen (TD-Dream), Beispiel-Chart

Ausgangspunkt für ...

Artificial Inteligence Trading-System

Focusing on powerful algorithms and modelling techniques allows one to extract the most information from ones data ("BIG DATA") and find correlations, using regressions and Backtesting. Here explanations on AI and 2 highly profitable FX-systems.

Artificial Inteligence (Trading-System), Machine Learning, Data Mining


Travis Rice (Pro Snowboarder) on RISK

Travis is known for being the best snowboarder in the world. But what makes him really special is that he is an innovator, a risk taker, a visionary, the star of the most progressive action sports film ever made (The Art of Flight).

Quote: "[You] should ...

Probabilites for success (> 69% ?)

Warren Buffet was lucky *g* He was born with the ability to THINK LONGTERM ! As an example I am showing following 10years-periods to show the probability to achieve positive yearly gains, while only following a Stock-Index:

Annual returns (10year-periods, DAX, S&P 500), Status: year 2016

After having checked that the ...

Risk from Election day until Inauguration day
(Dow Jones in the upcoming period: 9th Nov. 2016 - 20th Jan. 2017)

Dow Jones Industrial Average Closing was at ca. 18,333 points on the election-day (8th Nov. 2016). If we had to experience a minus 6%-move like we did from Nov. 2000 - Jan. 2001...

Risk from Election day until Inauguration day (Nov. 2016 - Feb. 2017) ...

The Mouse, The Helmet & The Cheese

Take intelligent risks (Mouse, Cheese & HELMET)

Drawdowns (20year-period)

Don't be afraid, it's only a "Drawdown"..."what draws down, goes up again (hopefully)"
I made some Monte-Carlo-Simulation runs and put up some Drawdown-Scenarios, but let´s start with the S&P 500:

Drawdowns (20year-period), S&P 500, etc. (Status: Dec. 2016)


a) Based on Statistical Returns (Allocation-Mix: US Stock Market ...

Diversification (Number of stocks)

Investment theory, and intuition, tell us that risk is reduced by diversification - not putting everything in one basket by holding more than one stock. The question naturally arises: how many stocks should one hold?

Diversification (number of stocks and Volatility Reduction)

What diversification can and cannot ...

Warum haben Anleger Angst vor Aktien,
einem Aktienkorb und der Börse generell?

Im Jan./Feb. 2016 ging es mit dem MSCI-World-Index um 17% und mit dem DAX um 19% bergab. Rechnerisch lässt sich die Robustheit eines Portfolios durch den Maximum Drawdown darstellen. Er gibt an,...

Maximum Drawdown - wichtige Anlageklassen im Jahr 2016

...welchen ...

(Max. Drawdown S&P 500; 06/2012 - 07/2015)

Maximaler Drawdown (Max. Wertverlust) bezeichnet den stärksten Wertrückgang, den ein Fonds oder Index während eines bestimmten Zeitraums verzeichnete. Dazu werden gleitende Zeiträume gemessen,...

"Kindergartenbörse", S&P 500 between June 2012 and July 2015

...d.h. der maximale Verlust wird ...

Dynamische Komplexität, Entscheidungen unter Risiko

Es ist für uns Alle eine Herausforderung, mit den Risiken in einer (dynamischen) komplexen Welt effektiv umzugehen. Diese dynamische, komplexe Welt wird von Fachleuten in den USA mit dem Akronym VUCA gekennzeichnet.

VUKA positiv (Spielerisch "damit" umgehen)

VUCA (deutsch: VUKA) ...

TEMPORARY Market losses are the one constant that...
...don't change over time - get used to it !

"One needs to show" what the distributions of stock returns are over time. This paraphrased recommendation was given by University of Chicago professor Eugene Fama at a CFA...

...Chicago Society ...

40 stocks & Diversification

Can/Do you sufficiently spread out your risk by holding a large number of different securities across sectors, industries, and companies? This spreading out of risk, or diversification, is one of the basic...

40 stocks - chance of losing money in a given year WITH positive Benchmark-Returns (ca. +6% benchmark)

This example above shows the mathematical probability ...

DAX, Dow Jones (Rücksetzer, "Drawdowns")

Seit dem inoffiziellen Start von meinem Projekt "Black Swan" im Sommer/Juli 2014 herum legten Dax und Dow Jones um +25,1% sowie +29,5% zu (Status: 8. Sep. 2017). Dazwischen, seit 1. Juli 2014, kam es in beiden Aktienindizes zu Korrekturen.

Dow Jones Drawdowns (Juli 2014 - 8. Sep. 2017)

Beim Dow ...

DAX im Okt. 2017 (& Q4-2017)
Q1-2018 (auch eingezeichnet)

Sofern der DAX im Okt. nicht extrem abschmiert, könnte es tatsächlich einen schönen Jahresausklang geben - SOFERN die 11.825 Punkte im DAX Performanceindex halten (sofern kfr. Absturz?). Zugegeben: 6% Plus oder...

DAX im Okt. 2017 (Q4-2017), Mögliche Möglichkeiten und Unmögliches (Status: 21. Sep. 2017)

... Minus im Monat ...