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Figure out your investing risk tolerance

Figure out your risk tolerance profile based on the timing of your plans.

03-04-2019

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Chapter 4: Time horizons

There are three risk tolerance profiles to know: conservative, moderate and aggressive. The Just The Facts: Investing worksheet is a great resource to help you identify your risk profile.

What is your time horizon?

Your time horizon is the amount of time you have for investing. Do you need your money in 3, 10, or 30 years? Your answer will likely influence whether you want to be conservative, moderate or aggressive with the amount of time you have to save. If you need an option that could maintain your money with little growth in the short term, consider a conservative approach. If you have time on your side and are willing to try to make money with some degree of risk, go with a moderate or aggressive profile instead of a conservative one. Ultimately, the choice is yours.

Risk tolerance profiles

There are three risk tolerance profiles to know. Below is an overview of each:

  • Conservative – If you need an option that could maintain your money with little growth in the short term, consider a conservative approach.
  • Moderate – If you have time on your side and are willing to try to make money with some degree of risk, consider a moderate approach.
  • Aggressive – If you are comfortable with investments and realize the possibility of making more will typically mean risking more, then you could be ready for the aggressive approach.

Key factors to consider

  • Risk vs. reward – How much risk are you willing to take, what do you expect to gain, and how do you balance risk and reward?
  • Risk tolerance – What is the amount of volatility and uncertainty you are willing to accept from an investment in seeking your financial goals?
  • Time horizon – What is the length of time you have before needing to use the money you have invested?

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