The headlines are fast and furious – tariffs and trade wars, immigration debates, oil prices, rising interest rates, company scandals – it seems that there is no end to the risk we face as stock market investors, and this summer, the news cycle has certainly not taken a holiday. Is investing riskier than usual these days? In our experience, probably not. If there is such a thing as “normal” in this world of ours, risk is certainly built into the definition. Besides, investors often love and hate risk in a mixed up, messed up relationship. How so? Let us count the ways.