Understanding your attitude to risk Part 1 Cornel Sampson BSc (Hons), Associate Partner AISA International sro Štítného 202/35, 130 00 Praha Office +420 222 361 850
If youre planning to invest, you need to know whetheryou are prepared to risk all or just a very small proportionof your money. How much risk are you willing to take?
You should ensure that you only invest what you can affordto lose and have savings to cover any short to medium termneeds. As an absolute minimum, you should look to hold atleast 3 months earnings in a savings account that offersimmediate access, in case of an unforeseen emergency.You should also think about making full use of any annualtax allowances when investing if applicable.
You need to understand your attitude to risk - which can bedetermined by your circumstances, age, goals and other factors -as this will help you decide what type of investments you make.A general rule is that the more risk you’re prepared to take, thehigher the potential returns could be. The downside is that anylosses are potentially greater. If you want more security – in otherwords you want to take a more cautious approach – your returnsare likely to be lower.
.Of course there will be people who are unwilling to take any riskwith their money. If that’s you, you’re better off putting your cashinto savings. But you should be aware that inflation can eat intothe value of your money.Look at it like this - if inflation is 3% and your savings interest is 1%,that means in a few years time your money will buy less than itdoes now. The opposite can happen, of course, where interestrates are higher than inflation – and that works in your favour.Contact me now for a Free ‘Risk Assessment profile’email@example.com .
Think about risk in two waysYour ability or capacity to take risk.This is all about your financial circumstances and goals. If youhave more wealth and can invest over longer periods, you may bemore able to accept a higher degree of riskYour attitude or willingness.This is more of a mental approach. Some people may not be ableto sleep at night at the thought that their investment can fall invalue rather than rise.The risk profiles in part 2 may help you identify what sort ofinvestor you are. If you cannot wait call me now...
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