Investing Classroom: How aggressive are you?

Portfolio lesson 3.4: Is your portfolio set up to achieve your financial goals or could it benefit from a touch more aggression?

Morningstar 29 December, 2009 | 4:53PM

Most of us don't want our pre-teen daughters dressing like Britney Spears. Nor would we encourage them to punch classmates who irritate them, or suggest that they tell their great aunts how they really feel about getting their cheeks pinched. We don't want our children to be overly assertive.

Yet when it comes to investing, being aggressive isn't the worst thing, especially if you have a long enough investment horizon, an ambitious goal, and, perhaps most importantly, a stomach for volatility.

This lesson offers various solutions for how to rev up a sedate portfolio.

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