The article describes the features of the VaR methodology for assessing investment risks in the financial markets of securities. Developed decision support information system allows to calculate expected and unexpected losses on selected stocks and investment portfolio as a whole, as well as to determine the probability of risk’s occurrence and the required amount of reserve capital.
The approaches to the formation of the investment risks essence, their classifying features and the methods of their assessment are summarized. The basic constituents of the investment risk nature as an economic category are substantiated. The main methods of evaluating investment risks are analyzed. Particular attention is paid to the intuitive part of the process of making investment decisions. The major factors affecting the choice of the investment risks analyzing methods are singled out.