On Courage and Risk: How they Work Together When it Comes to Investment Strategy
August 16, 2020
Some people have courage and take big risks for their financial investing, while others don’t want to take risks with their money as they look to their future. However, courage and risk are inseparable components of a financial planning strategy. Assessing your risk tolerance and level of courage are key factors in determining your path to investing wisely.

Emotions often play a role in decision-making. Separating emotions from investment and financial planning is important as you examine how you approach your investing. You may have strong thoughts of selling a stock in a perilous time, rather than staying the course. On the flip side, you may be an investor who jumps into a stock that seems “too good to be true,” only to learn later that it actually was.

At Lawson Kroeker Investment Management, our mantra is to “stay the course,” because historically, the strongest approach is a long-term strategy that rides the ebb and flow of the market. This helps lead to confidence, and then courage, as you risk now to gain for the future.

Coping with Volatility

Volatility in the market is akin to turbulence on a flight. (It can start out worrisome, but as moments pass, it will generally level out). You could panic because you feel like you are not in control, like you are at risk, and you want to do something to regain some control. If your risk tolerance toward investing is low, you could try to regain some control by making a decision that you could regret later.

When it comes to both courage and risk, one thing holds true:  Before making a quick choice, contact your investment advisor. Having an experienced professional on your team means flexibility and finesse can be the hallmarks of your strategy.

At Lawson Kroeker, our team implements a four-part pattern, applied in every situation with consistency and a high level of focus. Contact us, and let’s talk together about how risk and courage can ultimately lead to confidence and success. 

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