Selecting the Appropriate Investment Rollercoaster

Jalene Hahn |

As I’ve aged, my fondness for amusement parks has waned. I grew up in Illinois, and our park of choice was Six Flags outside of St. Louis. As my kids were growing up, we ventured to Holiday World and later Kings Island. While I still love a good Disney vacation, my entertainment choices have changed along the way.

Amusement parks are a good metaphor for understanding an investor’s approach to portfolio risk. Investing in stocks is still one of the best ways to meet long-term financial goals, but understanding your risk profile and allocating your investments appropriately is key to successful long-term investing.

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