Establishing a healthy relationship between fundamentals — value — and price is at the core of successful investing. Investor psychology can cause a security to be priced just about anywhere in the short run, regardless of its fundamentals. Investing is a popularity contest, and the most dangerous thing is to buy something at the peak of its popularity.
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The safest and most potentially profitable thing is to buy something when no one likes it. All bubbles start with some nugget of truth. Valuation eventually comes into play, and those who are holding the bag when it does have to face the music. Risk means more things can happen than will happen.
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The possibility of permanent loss is the risk I worry about. Skillful investors can get a sense for the risk present in a given situation. They make that judgement based on a the stability and dependability of value and b the relationship between price and value.
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Return alone—and especially return over short periods of time—says very little about the quality of investment decisions. Recognizing risk often starts with understanding when investors are paying it too little heed. The value investor thinks of high risk and low prospective returns as nothing but two sides of the same coin, both stemming primarily from high prices. Awareness of the relationship between price and value—whether for a single security or an entire market — is an essential component of dealing successfully with risk.
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So a prime element in risk creation is a belief that risk is low, perhaps even gone altogether. That belief drives up prices and leads to the embrace of risky actions despite the lowness of prospective returns. The degree of risk present in a market derives from the behavior of the participants, not from securities, strategies, and institutions.
When worry is in short supply, risky borrowers and questionable schemes will have easy access to capital, and the financial system will become precarious. Too much money will chase the risky and the new, driving up asset prices and driving down prospective returns and safety.
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Investment risk comes primarily from too-high prices, and too-high prices often come from excessive optimism and inadequate skepticism and risk aversion. High quality assets can be risky, and low quality assets can be safe.
Risk control is the best route to loss avoidance. Risk avoidance, on the other hand, is likely to lead to return avoidance as well.
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The road to long-term investment success runs through risk control more than through aggressiveness. Skillful risk control is the mark of the superior investor. Most things prove to be cyclical.
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