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What Type of Investor Are You?

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By André Jasch
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An investor’s personality is decisive for his or her type of investment strategy. There are financial products tailored and suitable for each individual investor. The first step, therefore, is a personality test: Which type of investor are you?


Investor Personality Test


1. What is your goal when you invest?


A: An investment that is not subject to major fluctuations in value.

B: To be able to maintain the value of my investments with my regular income.

C: To keep the value of my investments constant and gain some profit.

D: Mainly, to generate profits.


2. How long do you plan to hold your investments?


A: Two years or less.

B: Three to five years.

C: Six to seven years.

D: More than ten years.


3. How would you react if your portfolio were to drop 15% within one year?


A: Oh dear. I withdraw my money and secure it in a savings account.

B: I definitely take out some of the money and secure it.

C: I wait till my losses are balanced out again and inform myself about other investment opportunities.

D: I keep to my strategy and stick to the investments.


4. What is your stance toward short-term losses with the perspective on large gains long-term?


A: I prefer little risk and few losses in my portfolio.

B: I prefer little risk, but if a once-in-a-lifetime chance comes up, I sometimes strike and take short-term losses.

C: I often accept short-term losses if I can make higher profits from them.

D: In the long term, I always strive for the highest profits, the risk is a necessity.


5. “I accept fluctuation of a market if I can make high profits off it”


A: I disagree entirely.

B: I’d rather not.

C: It depends on the situation.

D: I agree.


6. “My main focus is on security. Keeping my account balance is more important to me than higher returns.”


A: Yeah, that’s true. It’s important to have a certain amount on one’s account.

B: I neither agree nor disagree.

C: No, not necessarily.

D: In order to achieve high returns, one has to accept risks. I don’t let a low account balance impress me.


7. “How advanced are you in investments?”


A: Investing is new to me.

B: I only recently started learning about the topic.

C: I have a solid foundation and feel pretty comfortable with my knowledge.

D: I understand the financial sector and know where to find material and what to pay attention to.



Here is the answer key:


Investor Types

The most frequently selected answer was:


A. The Defensive:

What is most important to you is a secure investment, preferably without risk and fluctuation.
Cash, Securities

B. The Conservative:

The distribution of investments is conservative with a pinch of risk.
Cash, Shares, Securities

C. The Moderate:

You are rather courageous and like to take the occasional risk, but also have grounded investments.
Securities, Shares/Assets

D. The Risk Taker:

High returns and risks simply belong together. And you love risks!
Full risk! Shares and Assets

Status as of 03.11.2016 12:42


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