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Rather, loss aversion is a much more accurate indicator of risk tolerance, Guillemett explained. Consumer sentiment also appears to help explain investors' risk tolerance, though not nearly as much as loss aversion, according to the study.
Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.1 percent, lifted after the S&P 500 hit a new high overnight as risk markets turned their attention to positive corporate earnings and economic data. Tokyo's Nikkei climbed 0.2 percent. In currencies the
Paul Donovan, meanwhile, wrote that while investors were likely to remain risk averse, "there is no obvious trigger for an escalation of investor concerns just yet." If the situation in Russia and tensions in Gaza do exert market influence, it will
A family running on the beach at Traeth Mawr in Wales Photograph: The Photolibrary Wales/Alamy I grew up on a farm on the edge of Nowheresville, Hampshire. I was a speccy, geeky kid who loved experimenting with nature. While most of the people at
THE New Zealand dollar slid to a two-week low against the yen as investors shied away from so-called riskier currencies in favour of safe havens. The kiwi touched 87.43 yen early on Friday morning, its lowest level since April 29, and was trading at
The last time I tried this on an audience was in Rome two weeks ago, where I had about five takers out of a room of 80. Admittedly, the audience was general counsel of large organizations from across Europe , who may be more risk-averse than the
A unique fund supporting innovation in the humanitarian sector is fighting a culture of risk aversion in its efforts to improve emergency aid delivery, but the projects it supports are already delivering benefits to people, according to its manager.
In US dollar terms, 10-year treasuries have returned 1.8 per cent this year, while local government bonds have generated more modest gains of 0.2 per cent. That might not sound like much, but it looks a lot better when you compare it against the
Daniel Fessler study found a mechanism that translates the magnitude of the threat into the same dimensions used by animals to size up their adversaries a" size and strength a" even when these dimensions have no actual connection to the threat.
Asian share markets were under water on Friday after a sudden reversal in some very popular, and thus crowded, trades sparked a bout of global risk aversion. The net result was a pullback in the euro, sterling, and stocks and a bounce for the yen,