Generally, the higher the potential return of an investment, the higher the risk. But there is no guarantee that you will actually get a higher return by accepting more risk. Risk needs to be considered at all investing stages and for different goals. Use these charts to see the risk-reward trade-off of different types of investments.
A common sign of investment fraud is being offered high returns for little or no risk. If you are offered an investment with these common types of fraud contact the OSC’s Inquiries and Contact Centre.
Before you work with a firm or financial representative, check that they are registered to provide the service or sell the products they are offering.