A Basic Measure of Your Risk Tolerance

Are you enticed by high-risk investments or are you a risk-averse investor? Most people fall somewhere in between these two extremes. To help you get a sense of your risk tolerance, circle the responses that best describe your immediate reaction to each of the following statements. Try not to overthink your answers.


Award yourself one point for each answer in Column 1; three points for each answer in Column 2; and five points for each answer in Column 3.

These results can help serve as a starting point for selecting investments that are appropriate for your level of risk tolerance.