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Let's assume you have a $100,000 account. For the first 9 months of the year, if you were invested mainly in stocks, you would have had a gain of 20% or $20,000. Instead, you decided not to take as much risk and chose to invest differently. As a result, you had a gain of 5% or $5,000. Please select the answer that most accurately describes how you would feel.
Upset that you were not taking more risk and earning closer to 20% or $20,000
Secure in the feeling that you were not taking a lot of risk
It is not important because you were content making 5% to 6% a year
Stocks lose money in bear markets. Let's assume that the stock market is currently experiencing a bear market. You have a choice as to how you would want to be invested during the bear market. Select the answer that most closely aligns to how you would want to be invested.
I want to be invested to make money in a bear market so that I could make as much money as possible.
I would like to try to make some money in a bear market. I could also be content to just conserve my money.
It is not important to me. I would just want to try and stay focused on making 5 to 6% a year.
Assume that an account invested in stocks is making 20%. In order to reach your retirement goals, you would need to make at least 6% each year. You are currently making 7%, not 20% like the stock market. Your feelings would most likely be:
Upset that you were not taking more risk and earning closer to 20%
Content that you were not losing money and earning enough to satisfy your goals
Please select one answer. I view my investments:
Please select one answer. I understand gains and losses better from the standpoint of:
I am OK with losses as long as they can be made up in a reasonable amount of time. I consider a reasonable amount of time to be (please select the one answer that is closest to what you feel):
It doesn’t matter. I am a long-term investor
The frequency of buying and selling investments in my account doesn’t bother me as long as it does not cost me transaction fees. Please select one answer.
If being invested in the stock market meant taking a lot of risk, I would want to do the following (please select the answer that is closest to how you feel):
Invest to make the most out of any opportunity
I would take the risk as long as there a good reason for it
I would be content with not taking a lot of risk
I never want to take a lot of risk
The most important thing to me with my investments is (please select one):
Beating the market over the long-term
Preserving and protecting my investments
Growth of my investments
I currently have my investments with the following (check all that apply):
Current Employer 401K
Old Employer 401K
I currently have my investments with the following (Check all that apply):
I manage my own investments
I currently own the following types of investments (check all that apply):
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