Anyone can retire as a millionaire! Consider this: If you invest $2,500 per year while earning 12 percent annual returns, then after 35 years you will have accumulated $1,079,159. But with annual returns of only 8 percent you will have just $430,792. Are these investment returns realistic over a long period of time? Based on the history of financial markets, the answer appears to be yes. For example, over the last 75 years the Standard and Poor’s index of large company common stocks has yielded almost a 13 percent average annual return.
All REITs are subject to two principal potential hazards: an
excess supply of available rental space and rising interest rates. There is also a third category, which is related to
REITs’ investment popularity at various times. First we’ll address
the broad issues.
This chapter first discusses some basic themes for the next chapter. We begin with term investment and discuss the profitability and risks associated with investments. this leading to a lecture on how to measure price and expected return on an individual history vidual asset or a portfolio of assets
Chapter 5 - Learning about return and risk from the historical record. Casual observation and formal research both suggest that investment risk is as important to investors as expected return. while we have theories about the relationship between risk and expected return that would prevail in rational capital markets, there is no theory about the levels of risk we should find in the marketplace. we can at best estimate the level of risk likely to confront investors by analyzing historical experience.
environment also has changed quite a bit from when the second edition was
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ments, today’s world reflects unprecedented opportunity—and unique
risks. Yet through all the changes, I believe the essential principles of suc-
cessful investing endure.
In many ways, the global investment landscape is far different than
it was in 1989 when I wrote the first edition of this book. Today’s...
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Before entering into any investment, the risk of that venture must be identified and quantified. The Handbook of Risk provides in-depth coverage of risk from every possible angle and illuminates the subject by covering the quantitative and and behavioral issues faced by investment professionals on a day-to-day basis. This valuable reference offers a prescriptive and descriptive treatment of risk management for those looking to control, contain, and minimize the risk of their investments.
All of us think we know real estate, and we have all been
involved with it in one way or another since our arrival in the
Ahospital delivery room. That building, our earliest impres-
sion of the world, is real estate; the residence we were taken home
to, whether a single-family house or an apartment, is real estate; the
malls and neighborhood centers where we shop, the factories and
office buildings where we work, the hotels and resorts...
Investors in common stock use net income as a key measure of
profitability, but the custom in REIT world is to use funds from
operations (FFO). The historical preference for FFO rather than
net income relates to the concept of depreciation. The Securities
and Exchange Commission (SEC), under federal securities laws,
requires that all publicly traded companies file audited financial
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Over the long-term (decades), you should be able to make an annualized
return of at least 8 to 10 percent per year investing in real estate.
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In everyday life we are often forced to make decisions involving risks and
perceived opportunities. The consequences of our decisions are affected by the
outcomes of random variables that are to various degrees beyond our control. Such
decision problems arise, for instance, in financial and insurance markets.
The SEC established these requirements to protect the average investor from
some of the worst and most risky investments in the world. The problem is, these
investor requirements also shield the average investor from some of the best
investments in the world, which is one reason why rich dad’s advice to the average
investor was, “Don’t be average.”
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It would not be exaggerating to argue that financial risk analysis is one of the most important and most difficult components of project appraisal. Such analysis is especially important because the financial viability of a project may be critical for its long-term sustainability and survivability. Its particular difficulty is due to the inherent challenge of pricing risk with market