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What Type of Investor Are You?

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6:36 am
July 18, 2013


MrTravisScott

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Recently I wrote an article what type of investor are you?  After spending almost eight years in the financial services industry I have concluded there are basically four types of investors.

 

http://financialmoneyspot.com/…..fications/

 

What Type of Investor are You?  

1:20 pm
July 18, 2013


Edward Antrobus

Fort Collins, CO

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I see your point about those four classes, but I think you are missing another big one. I know the 5th exists, because I'm in it! You might want to classify me and others like me as a "some day" investor, but really there is no "some day" in which I plan on being more aggressive. I have a low risk tolerance and invest like someone getting ready to retire. I know I'll never get rich that way, but I'm okay with that. I'm more motivated by not loosing money than by amassing a small fortune.

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4:13 am
July 22, 2013


MrTravisScott

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Edward,

 

I agree there are people out there who don't want to lose money, but I guess I can't classify them as investors.  Money markets, savings accounts, and CDs are considered savings.  

9:42 pm
October 9, 2013


bryce

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Of your 4 categories, I would have to say I'm a Michael Jordan-style investor. What I really am, though, is a Boglehead investor.

The Boglehead principles are,

  1. Live Below Your Means
  2. Asset Allocation (Holding Bonds) Is Essential
  3. Buy Low Cost Funds that are Widely Diversified
  4. Tax Efficiency Matters
  5. Stay the Course

The investment philosophy is,

  1. Develop a workable plan
  2. Invest early and often
  3. Never bear too much or too little risk
  4. Never try to time the market
  5. Use index funds when possible
  6. Keep costs low
  7. Diversify
  8. Minimize taxes
  9. Keep it simple
  10. Stay the course

5:39 pm
October 10, 2013


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10:45 am
September 25, 2014


James Martin

townsville,qld

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posts 38

There are three main types of investors for startup businesses: friends and family, angel investors and venture capitalists.


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