Tag Archives: Risk Tolerance

Handling investment loss

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Be honest – are you a “buy high, sell low” investor? One of the most basic investing guidelines is to buy low and sell high, but investors so often end up doing the opposite. MORE

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Optimistic investing: be positive but avoid potential pitfalls

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By its very nature, long-term investing requires a leap of faith and a generally optimistic outlook on life. The investor believes first that there will be a future that will include him or her and second that the capital accumulated at a younger stage of life will have more value than if it had been spent as soon as it was earned. MORE

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Taking a Risk on Risk

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As this blog is coming together, Investor Education Fund is in the midst of a major campaign to educate Canadians about investing and risk-taking, and it’s already getting positive attention. We’re encouraged by the “echo” to our efforts because The Canadian Money State of Mind Risk Survey 2014 represents a new approach to promoting financial literacy. MORE

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Identifying Your Inner Investor

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The path to investment success seems pretty straightforward: channel your inner Warren Buffett, pick great companies or great mutual funds, then sit back and watch your nest egg grow until you are ready to crack it open. You’d be in good company for thinking this is the case. You’d also be wrong. MORE

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Redefining Risk

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You might as well learn to live with risk as an investor because you most likely can’t live without it. Finding just the right amount of risk is one of the great challenges of investing and it gets no easier as you age. In fact, balancing risk and return gets much more difficult as the years go by. Before I elaborate, let’s take a moment to cover off exactly what risk means in the financial world. MORE

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