The Subprime mortgage mess and its aftermath were partly the result of risks not being priced appropriately. Interest rates for risky mortgages and bonds should have been much higher given the level of risk involved. As financial markets still recover from the aftermath of risk being underestimated, there is a good chance that there are now areas where risk is being overestimated. This week’s issue of Barron’s has two interesting suggestions in this regard.
I’ve written elsewhere about the limited returns available for investors in traditional cash investments like money market funds and bank accounts. For now, it looks like …Read More