It is widely known that the higher is the risk while investing, the higher are possible returns, and on the contrary, the lower are the risks, the lower are the returns of the investment. Although you may take big risks with your own money, the funds of shareholders should always be considered more carefully. A caution is never something unneeded and should be exercised in every possible way. High-risk investments are gambling like strategies, and, as it is known, they, like any gambling, can lead to permanent losses that may lead to a company bankruptcy.
Thus, only clear figures and calculations may result in both good profits and minimum risks. What is to be done for the risk avoidance in your everyday market participation? First of all, you need to know the risks you may face.
The most high risk investments are connected with share trading on the stock exchange. The matter is that shares are subject to huge fluctuations in value, making them such a high risk. A risk, connected with shares, in its turn, is subdivided into a systematic and unsystematic risk. A systematic risk is determined by the variability of returns, caused by factors that affect the whole market. This risk is inevitable and is always present in the market. Every sudden unpredictable event can affect the market and your shares correspondingly. The worst news is that you cannot predict these changes beforehand, but being well informed on global events and foreseeing the results of those events, the risk is minimized. Knowing about the lack of oil all over the world, for instance, it is not hard to predict the conflicts, connected with oil deficit, and consequently, predict the pricing chaos in the oil market to some extent. Otherwise, you may face share price losses and a slow recovery of the investment in best case.
An unsystematic risk is met through a specific market sector or group of companies. A well-diversified portfolio of investments can easily be a solution of the risk avoidance, when the problem like this appears. Investing, for instance, in different spheres of producing goods and food, you may win and protect yourself from losses simultaneously. While one business booms and its share price rises, another may do badly, but you never loose much anyway. It is evident, though when choosing universal types of industries for your purposes, you will win twice. The only pity is that those universal industries' shares are more expensive than the others.
In the investment world, the risk avoidance is possible through the act of investing in "risk-free" investments or minimized-risk investments. A risk-free investment is usually possible through investing in government bonds. A stock market risk can be also completely avoided by you, choosing to have no exposure to it by not investing in equity securities. To minimize your risk, you can invest in low-return assets, which are correspondingly less risky. When buying insured bonds or insuring the bonds you buy, the minimization of your risk is also present, but you should always correlate the insurance fees and possible losses. A universal way for minimization of your risk can probably be fulfilled, when high-risk investment sums are minimized as well.
As far as cross-border transactions now account for nearly half of all mergers and acquisitions worldwide, you may need to know about the problems, appearing while investing in global markets and shares. Diversifying your portfolio to a global level, you will inevitably face a global investment risk. It is not only a market price that should form the logic for your valuation when coming to a global investment risk. Every investor should calculate the return on his investment and only the common calculations of all investing and returns, considering taxation matters and the certain country laws on your profits, can form the whole of the strategy. This rule of the risk avoidance is applicable for any investment you start; only converting the business into an entity would have a real cost and return structure. Be realistic and forget about gambling feelings - big money do not like anxiety, but the mix of luck and brain.