When should you protect against rare, but extreme events? When should you self-insure? Under what circumstance should you sell tail risk protection to others?
Topics covered include:How tail events differ from tail riskWhy volatility is not the best measure of risk for individualsWhat does it cost to protect against large stock market lossesWhy younger investors can take more risk due to their human capitalHow does the profit wheel options strategy workHow the catastrophic power outage in Texas exemplifies tail riskWhy individuals need to build more reserves because the economic system is too efficient and vulnerable to breakdowns
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Average Weather in San Antonio Texas, United States—Weather Spark
Update on the CBOE BuyWrite and PutWrite Option Indexes, October 2018—Asset Consulting Group
The Texas Freeze: Why the Power Grid Failed Katherine Blunt and Russell Gold—The Wall Street Journal
His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752 by Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, and Ivan Penn—The New York Times
When More Is Not Better: Overcoming America’s Obsession with Economic Efficiency by Roger L. Martin
250: Investing Rule One—Avoid Ruin
283: Why You Should Care About Carry Trades
321: How to Analyze Complex Investments
323: The Economy Is Not A Machine