Risk is an important consideration when you invest, as well as returns.
Generally, the higher the potential return of an investment, the higher the risk.
Risk comes in many forms. Consider these nine ways and how they might affect your investments.
It’s important to know how much risk you are comfortable with.
Learn the different ways diversification can help your portfolio.
The length of time you expect to hold an investment until you want the money back is your time horizon.
Learn what inflation is and how it can affect your investments.
Stock market volatility happens for several reasons, and can affect your returns in different ways.
Volatility measures the degree of change in the price of an investment
over a period of time.
An interest rate is the amount a lender charges as a percentage of the total amount borrowed.
You can diversify your portfolio internationally as well as by asset class.
A recession is usually described as an extended period of decline in economic activity.