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  • Risk Of The Portfolio
    735 words
    Through all the years of stocks, people never thought of defining risk with numbers. It was never about a definition, but about the feeling in your gut when you see that your risk was rising. In the world of Stocks there are two types of people; the ones who stand by risk and the ones who lean on security. The aggressive and the faint-hearted. The young man, who separated these, weak from strong, wrote an article in June 1952, to the Journal of Finance. This man, Harry Markowitz, an unknown 25-y...
  • Risk And Lead To Complications
    458 words
    The willingness to risk failure-as difficult as that can be-often leads us to remarkable discoveries about ourselves and our world. But on the other hand, not taking risks can save us from amounts of devastation and heartache. I think that was a major principle for Krebs in the short story, "Soldiers Home". After going to hell and back, it's almost inevitable that anyone under the circumstances would be completely overwhelmed by all that Krebs had experienced and risked. He risked his life, and ...
  • At Risk Label
    1,587 words
    "At Promise": Children and Families When an individual hears the words, 'at risk', they immediately think of all the negative characteristics of terminology: teen pregnancy, troubled teens, gang bankers, drop outs, substance abusers, and so on. I know I sure did. In reading Beth Blue Swadener's article, "Children and Families "at Promise": Deconstructing the Discourse of Risk", I've learned that there are so much more to labeling at student 'at risk'. There is actually a history behind the meani...
  • Resilient Factors In The Life Of Pauline
    3,080 words
    (1) The following study discusses the risk & resilient factors in the life of Pauline, a 16 year old NZ European / Maori teenager. These factors involve her family life and its importance to her: the value of education and the consequences of leaving school without qualifications; how activities such as church participation can be helpful and the problems involved with having nothing to do; the effects of substance abuse; early sexual involvement and its risks; the risk of suicide, suicide attem...
  • Perfect Storm
    822 words
    Life in The hands of Nature The perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger presents the perception of risking one's life, to earn money in order to survive everyday living; through the men who take that risk, their families who endure great emotional distress while they await for their arrival home, which is not guaranteed, and the men of the Coast Guard and the Air National Guard who anticipate disaster. In this book the risk taken by the fishing men baffled me. Yes, the money was good, but the risk see...
  • Certain Amount Of Risk
    1,106 words
    Chance McGuire stood at the top of a six hundred and fifty foot concrete dam, looking down, hoping that his parachute will open facing away from the dam, and that the wind will not slam him into the hard concrete. He takes a big breath and jumps. He soars down the face of the dam only feet away from the deadly concrete. His parachute opens and he glides away from the dam to a safe area next to the river. But what if his parachute did not open? People all over the world take risks; some love the ...

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