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Rethinking Risk Tolerance

Beyond their ability to stomach short-term volatility, investors should define their risk tolerance in terms of their actual risk capacity and the probability of hitting their retirement goals, says Morningstar's Christine Benz.

Rethinking Risk Tolerance

Jason Stipp: I'm Jason Stipp for Morningstar.

Recent volatility over the last few months--and over the last few years, really--has put a special emphasis on investors' so-called "risk tolerance."

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