On a scale of 1-5 (5=highly sophisticated), how financially sophisticated do you consider yourself
How many hours per week would you say you spend researching financial matters (economics, stocks, bonds, inflation, etc.)?
Identify the most important characteristic of your financial advisor
Independent financial advice
Firm who acts as fiduciary with no conflicts of interests
Experience in the industry
What is your level of investable assets?
Less than $1,000,000
What portion of your net worth does this portfolio represent (excluding primary residence)?
When will you need to start drawing on your portfolio?
I am already drawing on my portfolio
Don't plan on accessing portfolio
What is the main goal for your investment?
Preserve current assets
Generate income to live on
Deliver income while also growing portfolio
Steadily grow assets
Aggressively grow assets
Select the investment(s) you have owned or would be comfortable owning.
Money market/CDsMutual funds/ETFsIndividual domestic stocks & bondsIndividual international stocks & bonds
What is the state of your financial plan?
Have never had a financial plan
Financial plan is out of date
Have recently reviewed financial plan and it is up-to-date
What do you estimate to be a sufficient time-frame to evaluate performance of an investment manager?
Less than 1 year
More than 5 years
What statement most closely represents your attitude toward portfolio activity?
When I don't see trades in my account, I get the sense no one is watching my investment
When I see a lot of trades in my account, I am annoyed by the trade costs
What statement most closely represents your attitude towards holding cash in your portfolio?
Holding cash is great because it's there to use when markets have pulled back and there are opportunities
Holding cash is negative because it isn't earning anything
What is the overall rate of return (net of fees) that you expect to earn on your investments?
If an investment dropped by 30%, with no change in the fundamentals of the investment, how would you react?
Sell all of position
Sell part of position
Add to position
What is the most you would be willing to see your portfolio decline in one year?