Quiz: What’s Your Risk Tolerance? By Alden Wicker
If someone tried to guess your age, she could get a clue by looking at you … or by looking at your investment account.And no, we’re not talking about the fact that the more money you have in your account, the older you are (though we hope that’s the case!).
We’re talking about the actual investments you hold – they are like a Rorschach test for your age. Why? Because of this little thing called risk.
Quite simply, the more risk you take on, the higher the potential returns. So shouldn’t everyone have high-risk portfolios to earn more money? Nope! Your risk profile depends on two things:
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For instance, if you’re 30 and want to put a down payment on your next home in five years, your investing profile for the down payment may be extra cautious, while your risk profile for your retirement money is aggressive. Here are the four types:
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Short Selling? By Gabrielle Karol
Even if you don’t follow the stock market compulsively, you might have heard about short selling.Short selling is a controversial practice that, if done well, allows investors to make a lot of money–and we mean a lot–by making some calculated bets about a stock’s performance.
Because it involves betting on the fact that a stock will drop in price, the practice has major implications for market stability, and it has the possibility of throwing a market into greater flux than it had been experiencing previously.
And, as we all know, economic stability is something we could all use a little more of these days.(Find out if greater economic instability is going to become the norm in our lifetimes.)
Well, short selling is back in the headlines again, as regulators in Europe reevaluate their opinions on the practice. To test your own knowledge of this investing strategy, take our fun true/false quiz below on short selling. Then, read our basic primer on short selling to catch up on the aspects of the practice that you didn’t know. QUIZ LINK
Quiz: What’s Your Investing IQ? By Allison Kade
When we ask our users which money topics they want to learn more about, investing is almost always at the top of the list. But one of the hurdles to feeling 100% comfortable with investing topics has nothing to do with intelligence or gumption: It’s the jargon.
So, today we’ll test your knowledge of the acronyms of the investing world. ETF? IPO? WWLVD?Take our fun quiz to see how you measure up to your friends! (And feel free to share this with them if you want to get really competitive.) QUIZ LINK
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