Managing risk is more important than maximizing gains. We believe you should never invest in anything that you are uncomfortable with or that you don’t understand. While we would prefer to live in a world without risk, this preference simply does not conform to the real world. Therefore, we use risk management techniques and tools to reduce the following risks.
Money and Markets Are InterestingFrequently, many people want to invest with a hope to be rich overnight. This is not totally impossible - but it seldom happens. So, don’t count on it. It is a very bad idea to start investing aiming to get rich overnight. Instead, a safer approach is to plan to invest in such a way that will enable your money to grow over time slowly. When you have achieved your target, you'll be able to use the returns on your investments for your child’s education or for whatever you have planned to do. However, if you want to be rich quickly with your investments, then you may want to look into short term, high-yield investing. Get all the information you can get about this type of investments before you begin.
Before making your investments, it is better to consult with a well qualified financial planner. He or she should be able to advise and help you in your choice of the type of investment you can go into with the financial goals you've set in mind. He or she should be able to give you an idea of the kind of realistic returns you can expect from your investment and when you can expect to reach your financial goals.
Investing is much more than just contacting your investment broker and giving him or her instructions on which stocks or bonds to buy or sell.
Retirement Planning is a Form of Financial PlanningUnderstanding Diversification
Diversification means that you create an investment portfolio that attempts to reduce risk by using multiple types of investments and investing in more than one company, and within more than one industry.
With a diversified portfolio, when one industry or company fails or takes a large hit; the rest of your investments should be strong enough to weather the storm and help minimize the effects of the loss. Diversification reduces your overall risk. On the other hand, if all of your money was invested into the stock of a single company and the company doesn’t succeed, your investment portfolio and net worth is going to take a huge hit and decrease alongside the value of the stock. Additionally, if you invest in multiple companies that are all within the same new technology sector and that particular technology doesn’t take off- your pocket will feel the pain of a failed technology and you may lose your investments!