By Douglas Sease

A revision of funding sourcebook explaining rewards and hazards of bonds, mutual money, concepts and futures, genuine property, "hard" resources, collectibles and different investments.

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Some of them ask questions like this: You are playing blackjack in Las Vegas. You have lost $1,000 so far. How much are you prepared to lose to win the $1,000 back? A) Nothing. You’re heading for the bar. B) $200 C) $500 D) $1,000 E) More than $1,000. Obviously, the less you are willing to lose to win back your $1,000, the more conservative you are. D. to figure that out? What we want to know is what a really smart investor was doing in Las Vegas in the first place? Isn’t investing in the financial markets risky enough without having to go somewhere expensive to play a game in which you know the odds are against you?

D. to figure that out? What we want to know is what a really smart investor was doing in Las Vegas in the first place? Isn’t investing in the financial markets risky enough without having to go somewhere expensive to play a game in which you know the odds are against you? 13 Properly constructed tests can help you get a grasp on your own ability to tolerate risk as long as you realize a few things about the tests. First, the results of any tests provide only a general description of risk tolerance and shouldn’t be used in any formula for setting up an investment portfolio.

What all this really amounts to is diversity and asset allocation, the subject of the next chapter. 6 What You See Isn’t What You Get The Real Return on 100 Shares of a Top-Performing Stock. 31 Before you move on, though, we want to emphasize this particular point: For a truly successful investment program, you need to monitor your real rate of return. Of course, you say. But the fact is, only the most conscientious investors keep close track of how much money they spend in the process of investing.

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