20 Must Answer Questions

These 20 must-answer questions are specifically designed to build your confidence as an investor, that you are doing the right thing. When you can truthfully answer “yes” to all of these questions, you will be on your way to a high level of investing peace of mind.

  1. Have you discovered your True Purpose for Money/Life, that which is more important than money itself? YES / NO
  2. Are you invested in the Market? YES / NO
  3. Do you know how markets work? YES / NO
  4. Have you defined your Investment Philosophy? YES / NO
  5. Have you identified your personal risk tolerance? YES / NO
  6. Do you know how to measure diversification in your portfolio? YES / NO
  7. Do you consistently and predictably achieve market returns? YES / NO
  8. Have you measured the total amount of commissions and costs in your portfolio? YES / NO
  9. Do you know where you fall in the Markowitz Efficient Frontier? YES / NO
  10. When it comes to building your investment portfolio, do you know exactly what you are doing and why? YES / NO
  11. Are you working with a financial coach versus a financial planner? YES / NO
  12. Do you have a customized lifelong game plan to guide all of your investing and spending decisions? YES / NO
  13. Do you have an Investment Policy Statement? YES / NO
  14. Have you devised a clear-cut method for measuring the success or failure of your portfolio? YES / NO
  15. Do you fully understand the implications and applications of diversification in your portfolio? YES / NO
  16. Do you have a system to measure portfolio volatility? YES / NO
  17. Are you aware of the incentives brokerage firms and the financial community have when selling commission based products? YES / NO
  18. Do you know the three warning signs that you are gambling and speculating with your money versus prudently investing it? YES / NO
  19. Can you identify the cultural messages and personal mind set about money that destroys your peace of mind? YES / NO
  20. Are you ready to shift your personal experience of money and investing from a scarcity mode to an abundance mode? YES / NO

If you have answered “NO” to any of these 20 questions, go to the Investor Education tab and watch the Free Market Class videos to learn how to easily and simply become a successful Stress-Free investor.

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