When ever you invest money it is important that we understand how you feel towards investing: asset classes (cash, equities, property, small companies), different markets (Australian, International) and risk (conservative up to aggressive). It is also important to know what your time frame is, at what life stage you are at, and the goals you are trying to achieve. All of this will have an impact on the type of investments you should be considering or holding.
As such, we require all of our clients to do the following:
STEP 1: WATCH THE VIDEO AND REVIEW THE DOCUMENTS BELOW:
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Return Vs Risk : The Higher the returns = higher the risk of those investments have a negative performance in a given year.
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STEP 2: READ THE FOLLOWING:
Risk is closely associated to return, with the highest potential returns usually associated with higher-risk investments. When investing it is important to strike a balance between the risks you’re willing and able to take, and the kind of return you’re looking to achieve.
In simple terms, investment risk is the potential for the return on an investment to be less than you expected – this encompasses losing all or some of your original capital, as well as making less profit than expected.
Different investments are exposed to different types of risks, with the more common including:
The above is not a comprehensive summary of all potential risks involved in an investment, and it’s important to investigate the potential risks involved in any asset before you make an investment decision.
In order to earn a return on investing, you must take on risk. Savvy investors look to strike a comfortable balance between risk and the returns they are looking to achieve, managing their portfolio in a way that minimises the chance their portfolio will lose value. Some ways you can manage investment risk within your portfolio:
Education is important when your young and when you are older. No one is too old to learn – we are not ‘old dogs’. Find an adviser who is willing to teach you about your investments rather than sell you a product.
Understand that investments will go up and down. Investing, whether it be in property or shares, is never a safe bet. However, with appropriate advice you can begin to mitigate some of the risks of doing so.
If you are unsure of how to best structure your investment portfolio, and manage investment risk, you could look to a professional adviser for guidance on an appropriate asset allocation.
STEP 3: DOWNLOAD THE RISK PROFILE & FILL IT IN.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you download the document and save it to your desktop or a folder on your desktop before you start to fill it in. If not sure then press ‘SAVE AS’ and save it somewhere before starting.
STEP 4: COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW: