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What is risk?

Risk is usually regarded as a negative, but it also can be a step toward potential reward. The key is to understand what risks you face and are willing to take. Here are some common types of investment risk that you should understand as you review your portfolio.

How many types of government savings bonds are there, and what's the difference between them?

While the U.S. government has issued 13 types of savings bonds, there are currently only two series available for purchase through the U.S. Treasury Department.

How much risk can you take?

Does your portfolio's risk profile reflect your ability to endure periods of market volatility, both financially and emotionally? Are you sure? Evaluate your personal relationship with risk here.