Many people like me agrees to the saying which states something like you cannot gain anything until you risk something; this is a statement that fits best when we talk about stock market. Life is all about taking chances and stock market as well is also about taking chances. People who are seemed to be successful in this risky arena do not face many losses because their risks are calculated. They calculate and research each and everything before buying stocks, selling them, and knowing how long to hold on to them in order to make something out of them. Investors who play in the stock market like gamblers have to face frequent losses since they do not really know when to enter or exit a certain trade.
However, I would say one thing that when the market plunges, even the king pins can be seen worried about their investments and fearing any losses that might hit them hard; but again, it is always best to know the amount of risk that comes with every investment or trade ahead of time. When we consider the term ‘risk’, its meaning can vary a bit as well depending on the type of risk taker you are. An investor that invests in trades carrying high-risk might not be the right choice for several other investors. This is something that depends on many factors like how old that person is, his job title, what his income is, financial liabilities that he has, his portfolio management, the knowledge of market trends that he possesses, capability of risk sustaining, and last but not the least, his attitude. All these factors contribute in deciding the ability of a stock investor and what kind of a risk taker the person is as well.
However, in order to minimize the risk of investments, you need to work on all the above mentioned factors one by one. Stock market is a place that keeps on changing with every passing minute, prices go up and down in a wink of an eye.
A place that changes so fast and frequently requires you to keep on learning about the changing trends of the market all the times. Once you gain a control over reading stock charts, understanding the enters and exits of various trades, and knowing how much risk you can afford to take; only then you can determine the intensity of risks associated with stock market.
What is Stock Market ?
From Investopedia definition, stock market The market in which shares of publicly held companies are issued and traded either through exchanges or over-the-counter markets. It is also known as the equity market, the stock market is one of the most vital components of a free-market economy, as it provides companies with access to capital in exchange for giving investors a slice of ownership in the company.
The stock market makes it possible to grow small initial sums of money into large ones, and to become wealthy without taking the risk of starting a business or making the sacrifices that often accompany a high-paying career.
Stock Market Risk
Stock market risk is the risk that an investor assumes when investing in securities that trade on the stock market and that are issued by public corporations. It can come in many forms such as rising interesst rates and a rising inflation rate. (ProfitConfidential )