Risk And You - Special Report

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    Given the recent financial crisis, which has caused gigantic fluctuation in financial markets around the world, now is as good a time—or bad one—as it gets to re-asses where you stand on the risk spectrum and make sure your portfolio is well-allocated.

  • Despite a slowing economy and layoffs in many idustries, certain professions remain in high demand and are expected to weather a recession  better than others.  Take a look at these  ten  recession-proof jobs, according to job site jobfox.com. 

    Despite a slowing economy and layoffs in many industries, certain professions remain in high demand.

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    People are putting more sensitive personal information online and with the growing use of mobile devices, there’s more risk than ever. While many people are aware of the high-tech threats, they may not be aware of how they’re exposed.

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    As the Wall Street crisis unfolds, insurance policy holders might be asking themselves if the premiums they are paying for their coverage are going to do what are supposed to do: protect them from risk.

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    Amid the market melee, you may be starting to question the investment strategy behind your battered portfolio, but before you attempt any knee-jerk moves to mitigate risk, consider the impact an uber conservative investment stance might have on your ability to feather your nest egg.

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    As layoffs accelerate and job creation slows, it's no wonder that more Americans are worried about their job security.

  • Risk is a key factor in any financial transaction, but investing in stocks may be among the riskiest. The success of a company is about more than financial performance, and shortcomings in other areas, can put the company — and its shareholders — at risk. GovernanceMetrics International, a leader in corporate governance research, has introduced a list highlighting ten companies and risk issues that "are critical for investors and other corporate stakeholders to monitor and respond to." The debut

    Click to see, in alphabetical order, the 10 North American companies on GovernanceMetrics International's risk list.

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    According to Forbes, only 8.5 percent of the world’s 1,226 billionaires are women.  Why aren't there more?

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    Because commidities often do well when stocks decline, and commodity funds offer so many different markets to choose from, they can provide a little stability when the market is waffling.