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Dollarlogic by Andy Martin

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 ~ DAY 2 ~ 

Stocks Are Less Risky Than Bonds

Your Objectives, Not the Investment, Determine the Investment’s Risk

“You have to get a little inflated or you’ll never get off the ground.”

—James Hillman

Stocks are less risky than bonds.

I did not get that backward. You are used to hearing that stocks are riskier than bonds; I have assumed that stocks are riskier than bonds for so long that, even though I know it is not true, it is hard for me to think, say, or write that stocks are less risky than bonds.

Let’s get something straight before you read further: I did not say that investing in a one-year certificate of deposit or a U.S. Treasury bill is riskier than investing in a stock. I am not saying that you have a greater chance of losing money ...

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