The Joy of Cash

You’ve probably heard of a "black swan," the catchphrase coined from the 2007 book by author and investor Nassim Nicholas Taleb. A black swan for investors is essentially an outlier event that dramatically affects the economy and markets. For example, the 1998 Russian debt default that unexpectedly took down the Long Term Capital Management hedge fund and the 2008 global financial free fall when Lehman Brothers imploded.

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