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Which of the following best describes your investing habits?
To provide more detail about your risk tolerance, be sure to complete our Risk Questionnaire.
This survey is not a fact finder; rather it is a tool for us to learn more about your personal and financial goals and objectives. It is not meant as an opportunity to gather the detailed information that would be necessary for us to determine your suitability for the purchase of an investment product; it is merely an introductory exploration into the ways in which we might be able to work together. If you choose to explore further the ways in which we can assist you with your financial goals, we will ask you for more detailed financial and personal information. We will also provide you with detailed information about how we do business, which may include the AXA Advisors Guide to Mutual Fund Investing and Form ADV Part II.
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Different investors have different risk tolerances. Much of the difference stems from time horizon. That is, someone with a short investment time horizon is less able to withstand losses. The remainder of the difference is attributable to the individual's appetite for risk.
Volatility can be nerve-wracking for many people, and they are more comfortable when they can avoid it. However, there is a definite relationship between risk and return. Investors need to recognize this risk/return trade-off.
The following risk tolerance questionnaire is designed to measure an individual's ability (time horizon) and willingness (risk aversion) to accept uncertainties in their investment's performance.
Please answer the following questions to help your advisor establish your current risk profile. Once it's completed, your advisor can use the outcome to recommend which of the available asset allocation models is most appropriate for you.
When do you expect to begin withdrawing money from your investment account?
Once you begin withdrawing money from your investment account, how long do you expect the withdrawals to last?
Which of these choices best reflects your attitude toward inflation and risk?
The table to the right presents a potential best case result, probable result and potential worst case result of five sample portfolios over a one-year period with an initial $100,000 investment. Understanding the potential upsides and downsides of each portfolio, which portfolio would you prefer to hold?
Investing involves a trade-off between risk and return. Which statement best describes your investment goals?
Historically, markets have experienced downturns, both short-term and prolonged, followed by market recoveries. Suppose you owned a well-diversified portfolio that fell by 20 over a short period, consistent with the overall market.
Assuming you still have 10 years until you begin withdrawals, how would you react?
The graph to the right shows the hypothetical best and worst results of five sample portfolios over a one-year holding period. Note that the portfolio with the highest upside also has the largest downside. Which of these portfolios would you prefer to hold?
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Because you have a Time Horizon score of zero even the most conservative
portfolio may not be an appropriate investment option. Please speak to
your financial professional.
The Conservative investor is generally very sensitive to short-term losses. The Conservative investor's aversion to short-term losses could compel them to sell their investment and hold a zero risk investment if losses occur. The Conservative investor would accept lower long-term returns in exchange for smaller and less frequent changes in portfolio value.
Not all investment products offer all risk profiles.
To learn more about your Risk Profile and to discuss the Asset Allocation
model best suited to help you reach your long-term goals, please contact
They can provide an example of an appropriate investment allocation for someone who feels as
you do about risk.
The Conservative-Plus investor is generally sensitive to short-term losses. The Conservative-Plus investor's aversion to losses could compel them to shift into a more stable investment if significant short-term losses occur. The Conservative-Plus investor is usually willing to accept somewhat lower returns in order to assure greater safety of his or her investment.
The Moderate investor is somewhat concerned with short-term losses and may shift to a more stable option in the event of significant losses. The safety of investment and return are typically of equal importance to the Moderate investor.
The Moderate-Plus investor is generally willing to accept high risk and chance of loss in order to achieve higher returns on his or her investment. Significant losses over an extended period may prompt the Moderate-Plus investor to shift to a less risky investment.
The Aggressive investor generally aims to maximize long-term expected returns rather than to minimize possible short-term losses. An Aggressive investor values high returns and can tolerate both large and frequent fluctuations in portfolio value in exchange for a higher return over the long run.
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