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By Jason Stipp | 06-18-2010 11:33 AM

Five Risks We Wouldn't Take

Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser on rotten risk-reward trade-offs and rearview-mirror mistakes.

Jason Stipp: I'm Jason Stipp for Morningstar, and welcome to the Friday Five. We are wrapping up Risk Control Week. And one of the points we have this week is not that you shouldn't take on any risk. In fact, if you want to get some kind of return, you almost have to take on some amount of risk, but there are, that said, some risks that we just wouldn't take.

Here with me to talk about that is Morningstar markets editor, Jeremy Glaser. Jeremy, thanks for joining me.

Jeremy Glaser: You are welcome, Jason.

Stipp: What do you have for the Friday Five this week?

Glaser: Well, this week we're going to see that you shouldn't just take risk because you think you're going to get get reward without checking it out.

That you need to be focused on what's going to happen on taxes.

We don't want to take the risk of thinking that margins are going to continue to expand at the same level that they've been doing.

We're not going to take the risk of overstressing out about volatility.

And finally we're not going to take the risk of being too trusting.

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