Cameron Passmore CIM, FMA, FCSI

Portfolio Manager

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Markets Are Volatile, But Risk Tolerances Are Not

May 7, 2012 - 0 comments

In building your portfolio, you likely spent some time determining what your risk tolerance is. How much short-term loss could you tolerate in seeking long-term gains? Does our risk tolerance change based on recent market fluctuations?

Often when markets are falling, investors sell stocks and become more defensive, which would suggest that our risk tolerance decreases as the market decreases. But a recent study looked at this question, and found some interesting answers that may surprise you. Have a listen to this week’s Science of Investing discussion with host Jason McIntyre.

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