Dictionary of Equity Market Terms

Given the corona and holiday season, some humour with a serious background is probably more appropriate than a theoretical discourse. The following selection of terms for the letters of the alphabet is not entirely arbitrary but is intended to entertain.   Alpha: Price gain or loss thanks to market-independent factors. A portfolio of solely alpha-positive individual stocks is the Holy Grail…


Risks associated with equity investments

After an upward trend for more than a decade, the first quarter of 2020 has once again made investors aware of the risks associated with equity investments. Although April recovered a good part of the losses, the reasons for this recovery are anything but sound. They are based on the expectation that everything will return to “normality” relatively quickly and that the damage done…