What is the Black Swan?

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM until 7:00 PMCentral Standard Time


    What do the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2008 Housing Crisis, the Dot.Com Bubble, and Long-Term Capital Management have in common?  They are all Black Swan events.

    A black swan is an extremely rare event with severe consequences. It cannot be predicted beforehand, though after the fact, many falsely claim it should have been predictable.

    Black swan events can cause catastrophic damage to an economy by negatively impacting markets and investments, but even the use of robust modeling cannot prevent a black swan event.  The term was popularized by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a finance professor, writer, and former Wall Street trader in his 2007 book titled The Black Swan.

    Join Dr. Brister and Millsaps alumnae Joseph Martin in this presentation about the stock market, risk, and Black Swans.

    This webinar is part of a series, Five Essential Skills to be an Effective Executive. 

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