Welcome back to Getting Started, our new video series for first-time investors with Jonathan Hollow.
In the first video, Jonathan explained why, in order to fund the lives we want to lead, especially after we finish full-time work, the vast majority of us have no choice but to invest in stocks and shares.
In this, the second, video, he looks at the issue of investment risk and, in particular, how much risk investors need to take.
JONATHAN HOLLOW worked for the UK Government’s Money and Pensions Service and is a writer and commentator on consumer education and protection.
PLEASE NOTE: The value of investments can go down in value as well as up, so you could get back less than you invest. It is therefore important that you understand the risks. This article, as with all of our content, is for general financial education purposes only and does not constitute personal advice based on your circumstances. If you are unsure about the suitability of a particular investment or course of action, we strongly recommend that you speak to a suitable professional adviser.
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