Invest Wisely
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Episodes 9 - 16

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The Many Dimensions of Investment Risk

Understand your risk tolerance before you begin investing.

Episode 9:

Radio Vignette

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Public Service Announcement

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News Release 5: The Many Dimensions of Investment Risk

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Investors Couple

Episodes 1-8
Episodes 17-24
Episodes 25-32
Episodes 33-40
Episodes 41-48
Episodes 49-52

         
 

Choose Your Personal Risk Level

It is important to accept risk. You cannot hope for higher returns without accepting some changes in the value of your portfolio over time.

Episode 10:

Radio Vignette

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Public Service Announcement

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Investment Family

 

 

 

 
         
 

Diversification

Risk is inevitable with investing, but diversification can help reduce some of this risk. 

Episode 11:

Radio Vignette

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Public Service Announcement

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News Release 6: Diversification

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Variety is Key to Diversification

Mutual funds are a way for even the small investor to become diversified.

Episode 12:

Radio Vignette

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Public Service Announcement

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Asset Allocation

Where you have your money invested and how much in each area is the single most important factor in determining your return.

Episode 13:

Radio Vignette

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Public Service Announcement

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News Release 7: Asset Allocation

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Asset Reallocation

Remember that it is important to periodically monitor your portfolio and rebalance it when necessary

Episode 14:

Radio Vignette

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Public Service Announcement

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Dollar Cost Averaging

Discover how dollar cost averaging can help you reduce your market risk

Episode 15:

Radio Vignette

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Public Service Announcement

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News Release 8: Dollar Cost Averaging

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Dollar Cost Averaging -- you may already be doing it

Use dollar cost averaging to “buy low, sell high.” And continue to monitor your investments regularly.

Episode 16:

Radio Vignette

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Public Service Announcement

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Iowa State Extension’s Invest Wisely project was funded by a grant from the Investor Protection Trust (IPT). The IPT is a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education. Since 1993 the IPT has worked with the States to provide the independent, objective investor education needed by all Americans to make informed investment decisions.