investing

Investment risk: 6 reasons to get real

Investing » Risk Tolerance » Investment Risk: 6 Reasons To Get Real

Get real about investment risk
Previous
1 of 8
Next
Get real about investment risk © Gajus/Shutterstock.com

Get real about investment risk

It's impossible to invest without risk.

You might lose some -- or all -- of your money. You might watch inflation erode your funds. You might not earn a return that's large enough to meet your financial goals.

No strategy is entirely safe.

That suggests the biggest investment risk might not be a specific calamity, but rather ignorance about the types of risks you've taken and how big they are, a mistake that can lead to larger losses and heavier disappointments.

Rather than try to eliminate risk, your awareness of risk can empower you to manage and mitigate the downsides, if and when they occur. Here are six ways risk can creep into your investing.

Review rates on certificate of deposit accounts at Bankrate.com.

Previous
1 of 8
Next

advertisement

          Connect with us
advertisement
CD & INVESTING NEWSLETTER

Learn the latest trends that will help grow your portfolio, plus tips on investing strategies. Delivered weekly.

CDs and Investment

Should lucky gambler play the market?

Dear Dr. Don, I recently got lucky at a casino and won $8,000. I have a car loan and carry balances on my credit cards, but I never miss a payment. I don't want to blow all the winnings by paying down unpaid debt for my... Read more

advertisement

Blog

Sheyna Steiner

A year-end pothole for fund investors

Holding actively managed funds in a taxable account can lead to a higher tax bill, thanks to the capital gains distributions being made right about now.  ... Read more

Partner Center
advertisement

Connect with us