GAUGE INVESTMENT RISK

September 16, 2008
Michael Sheehan

Physician's Money Digest, February15 2003, Volume 10, Issue 3

Another useful

tool:

If you've ever wondered how riskyyour investments are, a good way tofind out is through RiskGrades.com. Enter your entire portfolio orzero-in on individual holdings andyou'll get an analysis of how muchrisk you're taking on. Each holding isgiven a risk grade, with 100 equal tothe average risk of all the financialassets in the world. A rating below100 indicates less risk and above 100means more. A risk grade of 200means your portfolio is twice as riskyas the global average. The site also calculates yieldper unit of risk, so you can see ifyour returns justify the risk involved.You must register to use thesite, but the analysis is free.