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What are the different kinds of risks an investor must consider?

Since 1926, Canadian equities have returned an average 9.5 per cent total return, while 10-year Canada bonds have returned an average of 6 per cent. While the long-term returns of Canadian equities are attractive, the equity market is not without risk.

There are many factors that can affect an investment’s risk level. Here are a few key types of risk to consider: Risk repellent Your best investment risk repellent is a portfolio mix of cash, equities and bonds. Add to that mix, careful research, and an experienced, trusted financial advisor.