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What Do You Know About The Risk Levels In Investment?

What Do You Know About The Risk Levels In Investment?

It is common sense that the greater the risk the higher the returns but not all investments fall into this category. Investments can be classified as “Low Risk” “medium Risk” and “High risk”. It is paramount that you understand into which category your investment falls to ensure you do not lose money. You must expose yourself to only that much risk which you can take, hence knowing the investment risks is as imperative as reading the full review of Crypto VIP Club before investing in it.

Low-risk investments

Those who are contented with small profits and are not adventurous by nature will prefer these kinds of investments wherein your principal is safe. These investments often have the backing of the federal government and hence your investment is protected. But you cannot hope to get massive returns in this situation.

Low to Minimal risk

These kinds of investments usually consist of corporate bonds, government bonds, and even municipal bonds. The risk factor is dependent on the term of the bond and the type of bond. Thus, for long-term bonds, the risk is higher because you have to wait several years for your principle to reach you. But in the case of short-term bonds which typically last one to two years the risk is limited.

Moderate risk

While playing safe is good you won’t earn much from your investment. Therefore, you can consider a moderate risk investment which is not fully safe but it is not completely risky. You can have a combination of stocks and bonds for this kind of investment. It will be called a balanced fund. The returns here will be moderate.

High-risk investments:

As the name suggests these investments are very risky; stock index funds are called high risky investments. Usually, indexed funds consist of a diverse list of companies as a result, when one or two of the stocks perform badly it will not affect your overall investment. Because it is highly unlikely that all stocks will perform badly at the same time, you, in reality, cannot lose all your money. The only reason it is called high risk is that the value of the investment can go down by almost 50%. The only way you can protect yourself is to buy remaining in it for a long time.

Extreme risks

When you invest in an individual company all your money then you have taken on extreme risks because history is witness to the biggest of companies crumbling and going bankrupt which renders their securities useless. In these types, you stand to lose everything that you invested.

The safest way to protect your investment is to spread it over a diversified range of investment products. For an inexperienced investor identifying the best products and monitoring their progress can be intimidating. They can seek the help of financial advisors or invest in mutual funds which are relatively easy to understand and comparatively safe.

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About The Blog Author

Teresa Duncan received a degree of Master of Science in Healthcare Management from Marymount University. With over 22 years of healthcare experience (15 in dental), she has unique insight into the world of dentistry. Her specialty is helping dentists and managers increase revenue. By focusing on accounts receivable and insurance management, she helps dentists increase the value of their practice. As a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, she has a special interest in helping dentists identify and safeguard against employee embezzlement.

Teresa is founder and president of Odyssey Management.

She is a Fellow and Educator for the ICOI’s Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries. Look for more articles from her regarding practice management, dental implants and oral health care news. She was named 2010’s ADIA Educator of the Year.

Teresa is a member-at-large on the board of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants.

Teresa is a Trustee for the auxiliary education-focused DALE Foundation.

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