Risk Analyzer
You thought you and your childhood friend had the same likes and dislikes, preferences and prejudices because you grew up together. Ever wondered why he continues to put his money in bank fixed deposit while you thrive on playing the stock markets? Its all about how different your risk profiles are.....

Your risk profile is essentially determined by objective factors (age,income level, number of dependents, security of your job) and subjective factors (risk behaviour intrinsic to each individual's psychology).

The Risk Analyzer takes you through a series of scientifically designed multiple choice questions to understand your risk taking capacity and behaviour and thereby arrive at an assessment of your risk profile.
1) Your age is
Under 30
30 - 40
41 - 50
51 - 60
60 or over
2) Your current annual take-home income is
Under 100,000 (Rs)
between 100,000 (Rs) and 200,000 (Rs)
between 200,000 (Rs) and 500,000 (Rs)
between 500,000 (Rs) and 10,00,000 (Rs)
over 10,00,000 (Rs)
3) The number of years you have until retirement is
3 years or less
3 to 5 years
5 to 10 years
10 to 15 years
15 years or more
4) Your present job or business is
Is not dependable
Is relatively secure
Is secure
doesn't matter as you already have enough wealth
doesn't matter as you can easily find an equally good new job/career
5) What is your expectation of how your future earnings would be
It would far outpace inflation
It would be somewhat ahead of inflation
It would keep pace with inflation
It may not be able to keep pace with inflation
6) How would you describe yourself as a risk-taker?
Willing to take risks for higher returns
Can take calculated risks
low risk taking capability
extremely averse to risk
7) How good is your knowledge of finance?
I'm an expert in the field of finance
I'm proficient in finance
I don't know much about finance but I keep myself updated about the developments through newspapers, journals, TV, etc.
Limited to knowing things like how the stock market or certain select script is/ are moving
I'm totally zero as far as knowledge of finance is concerned
8) If you lose your job or stop working today, how long do you think your savings can support you
less than 3 months
3 - 6 months
6 months to 1 year
1 - 3 years
More than 3 years
9) If you had (Rs).50,000 to invest, which of the following choices would you make ?
Put the money in Bank Fixed Deposit and Bonds
Invest the money in Mutual Funds
Invest the money in Shares
Invest in a combination of the above with higher proportion of Bank FDs and Bonds
Invest in a combination of the above with higher proportion of Mutual Funds and shares
10) You have a market tip on the price appreciation of a certain scrip, you
Immediately invest in the scrip
Invest if you feel that the source of the tip is an experienced / expert market player
Do some enquiry and analysis and then decide
Want to invest but are generally unable to take a decision in such cases
You don't rely on such tips or totally ignore it
11) You are on a TV game show and you win (Rs).10,000. You have a choice to keep the money or risk it to win a higher amount. You :
Are happy with the 10,000 (Rs) that you've earned
Risk the 10,000 (Rs) on a 50% chance of winning 30,000 (Rs)
Risk the 10,000 (Rs) on a 25% chance of winning 75,000 (Rs)
Risk the 10,000 (Rs) on a 10% chance of winning 1,00,000 (Rs)
12) Which one of the following best describes your feeling immediately after making an investment, you :
Are not bothered - its just another investment for you
Are satisfied and content with the decision
Are not very sure whether you made the right decision
Are worried
Generally regret your decision
13) The stock market has dropped 25% and a share that you own also dropped 25%, but the market expects the share to go up again. What would you do ?
Sell all the shares
Sell some of them
Buy more of them
Keep all of them as you expect the price to reach the earlier level
Keep all of them as you are afraid of booking a loss
14) You have a substantial sum of money spare for about 6 months after which you need this sum to repay a loan, this sum is currently not invested anywhere. You would:
keep the money in your Bank Fixed Deposit or Open ended Debt Mutual Funds
invest the money in Open ended Equity Oriented Mutual Fund
invest the money in Equity Shares
loan the money at market rates to businessmen
invest the money in a combination of above
15) You are financially responsible for (exclude dependents who can be supported by your spouse's income)
only yourself.
1 person besides yourself
2 to 3 persons besides youself
4 to 5 persons besides youself
more than 5 persons besides yourself