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IT’S OK FAIL - Balancing risk and reward while investing

Everybody wants to obviously maximize returns while minimizing potential losses. It’s easy to understand that good investments are all about balancing risk and reward. Yet, finding the right balance can be a challenge, especially for novice investors and one thing I want you to remember is that it’s ok if you fail sometimes. It’s almost impossible to ‘’win’’ every time and you have to understand that failure is part of the journey in any field not only in investment. Perhaps the more you try to balance the risk and reward factor the more chances you’ll have to reap the fruit of your actions. In this blog I want to bring you some perspective on the “strategies” you can find out there either on internet, in books or in masterclasses.

With my experience as an investor, entrepreneur and human being in general for me all these “strategies’’ well ….they are a little common sense. In the end when ever you want to balance something in life you’ll have to follow in a way these “steps’’ :

  • Do your research

  • Diversify

  • Invest for the long-term

  • Consider your risk tolerance

  • Monitor

  • Stay disciplined

Following these good practices will help you seek a more balanced experience. On the other hand if you’re looking for some specifics investment strategies here few ones you can explore. Remember, no investment strategy is foolproof, and there are always risks involved in investing. It is important to consult with a financial advisor to determine the best investment strategy for your individual situation.

Asset allocation

Allocating your investments among different asset classes, such as stocks, bonds, and real estate, based on your financial goals and risk tolerance.

Buy and hold

Investing in quality assets and holding them for the long term, as opposed to trading frequently, to benefit from the power of compounding.

Dollar-cost averaging

Investing a fixed amount of money at regular intervals, regardless of the market conditions, to avoid the risk of investing a lump sum at a market peak.

Value investing

Investing in undervalued companies with strong fundamentals and growth prospects, based on thorough research and analysis.

Growth investing

Investing in companies with high growth potential and a solid track record of delivering strong returns, typically in technology and innovation-focused sectors.

Dividend investing

Investing in companies that pay a regular dividend, providing a stable income stream and potential for capital appreciation.


Periodically adjusting your portfolio to maintain the desired asset allocation and risk level, based on changes in market conditions and your financial goals.

Momentum investing

Investing in assets that have shown a strong performance in the recent past, based on the belief that this trend will continue.

Contrarian investing

Investing in assets that are currently out of favour or undervalued, based on the belief that they will eventually rebound.

Income investing

Investing in assets that provide a regular stream of income, such as bonds or rental properties, to generate a stable cash flow.

Tax-efficient investing

Investing in assets and accounts that minimize your tax liabilities, such as tax-deferred retirement accounts or municipal bonds.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing

Investing in assets that meet certain ethical, social, or environmental criteria, such as avoiding companies with poor labor practices or high carbon emissions.

Sector rotation

Investing in sectors that are expected to perform well in the current economic and market conditions, and shifting investments to different sectors as market conditions change.

Currency hedging

Protecting your investments from currency fluctuations by investing in assets denominated in a currency that is expected to appreciate.

Options trading

Using options to hedge your investments or generate income by selling options contracts.

In conclusion, be smart and informed when you’re investing. Take risks but always keep yourself safe and make sure you have a roof under your head and funds to take care of yourself and people under your guardianship.

Good luck !

Frederico Panetta | Entrepreneur & Investor


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