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1. When you answer the following questions you need to consider your answers as reflecting your feelings toward either your entire portfolio or only the assets managed by Financial Management Professionals. (Score Range: 0 - 0)
2. TIME FRAME - How many years can you let your money grow before you will need to start significant withdrawals. (This is important because it indicates your financial ability to ride out down-cycles). (Score Range: 1 – 4)
3. YEARS TO RETIREMENT -Where are you in relation to retirement? The farther you are from retirement, the more risk you can take in your investing. (Score Range: 0 - 4)
4. FINANCIAL CUSHION -Take a look at your total financial position and the cushion (assets you have outside of your investment portfolio for emergencies) you have set aside. This will help you decide how much risk you should prudently take in your investing. (Score Range: 1 - 3)
5. CASH FLOW -What is your planned cash flow into and out of your investment portfolio over the next 3-5 years? Do you plan to contribute regularly to your investment portfolio, or do you intend to take out more than you put in? Negative cash flow (withdrawing principal) would suggest a low risk tolerance, while positive cash flow, (adding money on a regular basis) would tend to allow for some short-term volatility in the pursuit of higher returns. (Score Range: 1 - 3)
6. SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES - Although it's difficult to plan for the unexpected, are there any special circumstances you can envision (college tuition, home purchase, retirement, extended travel, medical, etc.) outside your usual contributions and withdrawals, that might necessitate the immediate liquidation of a major portion of your portfolio over the next 3-5 years? (Score Range: 1 - 4)
7. NEED FOR INCOME - How important is current income to you in the near term? Do you depend on income from your investment portfolio for living expenses? (Score Range: 1 -4)
8. ATTITUDE TOWARD LOSSES - Pretend you have a 25% loss in a mutual fund over the last year due to a general market decline (not poor fund management). What would you do now? (Score Range: 1 - 4)
9. LONG RANGE OBJECTIVE - When saving for the future most people desire a return equal to or above inflation. However, historically the more return above inflation an investor expected the more ups and downs they had to endure. Listed below are target rates of return above inflation with the accompanying volatility that the investor would have experienced over an investment cycle of 30years. Please select the return/volatility relationship which most closely matches your goals. Inflation has averaged 5.75% over the long term. (Score Range: 0 - 5)
10. INVESTING ATTITUDE - How do you feel you would react to up and down movements in your portfolio value? (Score Range: 1 - 4)
11. Feeling toward Risk – Finally give your personal feeling about investment losses, and how willing you are to tolerate losses emotionally, by rating your risk tolerance. (Score Range: 0 - 4)
12. IMPORTANCE OF SHORT TERM SAFETY - Which of these unattractive events would you prefer if one had to occur? (Score Range: 1 - 2)
13. SHORT TERM CONCERN - Which of these unattractive events would you prefer, if one had to occur? (Score Range: 1 - 2)
14. ATTITUDE TOWARD RETURNS - If you were faced with the following three alternatives which would you choose? (Score Range: 1 - 3)
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