InVesting Temperament and Tolerance Shenanigans

Financial Advisors Evaluating Malarkey

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By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

Courtesy: www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org

Evaluating “Sham” Risk Aversion Determination Methodologies

BACK STORY: You visit a local financial advisor as a prospective client. S/he gives you a form to complete that purports to discern your investing risk tolerance?

FORM: It says: “Please indicate by ranking the items below from 1 to 4, with 1 being the most descriptive and 4 being the least descriptive”.

LINK: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2009/12/28/risk-aversion-and-investment-alternatives/

EPIPHANY: After reviewing the form, you realize it is a superfluous one-size-fits-all risk reduction mechanism for the advisor. You identify the sheer malarkey of the exercise and leave in disgust. You ruminate to yourself – “there must be a better way,”

MORE: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2017/10/24/on-investing-risk-tolerance/

And so, colleague Rick Kahler MSFS CFP® suggests alternative methods.

MORE: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2017/10/18/on-retirement-planning-risks/

Your thoughts are appreciated.

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