Articles under “risk tolerance”

Couples Investing: How To Determine Risk Tolerance

A couple of weeks ago we wrote a post that discussed the importance of talking to your partner about money. Perhaps the single most difficult issue for couples to resolve is how much risk they should take with their investments.

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Why Risk Tolerance Matters

Every year, a top-notch research firm called DALBAR releases a study that shows that the average mutual fund investor underperforms the market, often by a lot. Last year, the difference between the average mutual fund investor and the market was nearly 8 percentage points.[1] Why the difference?

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Are You Being Honest About Your Risk Tolerance?

In the hit TV show House, lead character Dr. Gregory House is infamous for saying never ask patients how they are feeling because they always lie.

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