Starting Out Benjamin Felix Is Investing Risky? Yes … and No PWL Capital 2019-10-26T13:35:32 October 26, 2019 One of the most common perceptions about investing is that it is risky. This is easy to state, but harder to defend when you get into the details. To decide whether or not investing is risky, we first need to think about what “risk” is. Depending on what you are investing in – and what you are investing for – there are different ways to think about and measure risk.