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What is risk?

What does risk mean when it comes to investing?

When investing, you are often asked what your attitude to risk is, but even so it can be difficult to answer. Investment risk is essentially the chance of losing some or all of your money, but there is plenty to think about before deciding how much risk you should take personally. Download this factsheet to find out more about risk and what it could mean for you.

This free risk factsheet explains:

  • How investment risk is defined and measured
  • Whether risk is a threat or opportunity
  • How to work out the level of risk that is right for you
  • What to consider before you start investing



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