Learn About Investing

Learn About Investing

How much risk should I take?

Investing isn't for everyone. Make sure it's for you by getting a handle on the risks that can be involved.

We can't tell you how much risk you should take and there is no simple formula to work out where you should sit on the ‘risk scale’. But there is always some element of risk involved in all investments – and you should make sure you’re aware of the risks before you invest your money.

Your appetite for risk and your financial ability to take it can be quite different – in other words, can you afford to risk (or more importantly lose) money you’re investing?

Before investing anything it's best to familiarise yourself with the types of assets and their associated level of risk.  Once you have a good idea of your own risk level and those of the assets you’re investing in, you can make a more informed investment decision.