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Risk Profile Questionnaire


Financial Planner

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Section 1:

General Information

1. What is your age?
2. What is your annual household income (before tax)?
3. Your investment time horizon is ...
4. Currently your main objective for this investment account is to ...
Maintain the purchasing power of your original investmentGenerate regular cash flow to meet ongoing expensesGrow your account and draw regular income from the accountGrow your account and not draw any income from the accountAggressively grow your account to maximize its value

Section 2:

Financial Goals

5. The following best describes my need for current income from investments...
I require a high amount of current incomeI require some current incomeI require a modest degree of current income (interest plus dividends)I do not require any current income
6. Even though I feel growth investments have the highest potential for returns over the long-term, I still prefer lower, predictable returns.
Strongly agreeAgreeNeutralDisagreeStrongly disagree
7. Given your financial goals, how much volatility are you willing to assume to achieve your portfolio’s expected return?
Low volatility, since you require positive returns each yearLow to medium volatility, such as negative returns in 1 of every 8 yearsMedium volatility, such as negative returns in 1 of every 6 yearsMedium to high volatility, such as negative returns in 1 of every 5 yearsHigh volatility, such as negative returns in 1 of every 4 years
8. How much temporary decline in your investment portfolio could you tolerate over a one-year period?
9. Which of the following statements best describes your reaction if the value of your portfolio suddenly declined by 15%?
I would be very concerned because I cannot accept fluctuations in the value of my portfolioI invest for long-term growth but would be concerned about even a temporary declineIf the amount of income I received was unaffected, it would not bother meI invest for long-term growth and accept temporary changes due to market fluctuation

Section 3:

Investing in your future

10. Assuming that your portfolio decreased in value over a one year period, consistent with other investments of its kind in a year when markets are performing poorly overall, you decide to ...
Cut your losses, sell your investments and hold cash or purchase GICs with your entire account balanceHold on to half of your account as it is invested, and sell the other half to hold cash or purchase GICsWatch the portfolio, and if performance does not improve in 6 months, you will reassess the situationHold the portfolio and make no changes, you understand that markets can have a number of consecutive poorly performing yearsInvest additional money in the markets to take advantage of lower current cost
11. What do you expect the overall average return on your investment portfolio to be over the long term, before tax and inflation?
12. If you could increase your chances of improving your investment returns by taking more risk, would you ...
Be unlikely to take more riskBe willing to take a little more risk with some of your overall portfolioBe willing to take a lot more risk with some of your overall portfolioBe willing to take a lot more risk with your entire portfolio
13. Choose a scenario that best describes the way you monitor investments.
I look forward to reviewing my portfolio on a daily basisI make it a point to review my portfolio regularly and at least once a monthI review my portfolio on a quarterly basisI only review my portfolio once a year
14. Now is a great time to invest in the market.
Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree