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Wall Street Steward Blog

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Greatest of All Time

There have been so many articles written about Mariano Rivera’s pending retirement, that I won’t even try to say something new. It has all been written.

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Biggest Investment Misconception

 The biggest pet peeve I have in the financial industry is the statement “I haven’t lost until I sell.” This comes up all the time in speaking with clients, or prospects, or acquaintances. They’ll say things like, “Yes, I’ve lost 20%. I’ve lost 30%. I’ve lost 50%. But, I haven’t lost until I sell.”

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What Is Your Risk Tolerance? My 1 to 5 Scale

Today, we’re going to talk about the most important aspect of investing, if you ask me.  What is your risk tolerance?  What is your number?  I use a 1 to 5 scale.  I’ll be the first to say my way is not perfect.  It’s not the only way.  I’m trying not to pick my nose here.  It’s not perfect, alright?  But, it’s worked for me for the last ten to twelve-fifteen years.  And, it’s very simple.  It’s very easy to articulate.  I have seen it as a good judge of actually judging what someone’s true risk is.