How much market volatility can you handle? How did you react in 2008 when the market crashed?
You should have a realistic understanding of your ability and willingness to withstand large swings in the value of your investments.
* How much time do you have to invest?
* What is your future earning capacity?
* What other assets do you have?
A Risk Tolerance questionnaire can help you assess the degree of risk you are willing to take.
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