A speculative investment is typically an investment in a company with very strong growth potential-but with risk to match. We do sometimes recommend speculative investments that have not yet begun making money, mainly in our advisory for more aggressive investing, Stock Pickers Digest. As long-time readers know, we have had some standout successes, including speculative investments taken over at a rich premium. Most investors understand the chances you take with a speculative investment. Along with the potential to produce higher returns than more conservative stocks, they also bring the risk of bigger losses. As well, they are often more highly leveraged and volatile than conservative stocks. A speculative stock usually has a very high per-share ratio of price-to-earnings-if it's making money at all. That high price-to-earnings or p/e ratio is a sign of a riskier, more volatile investment. Focus on finding a speculative investmentthat has established a business and has at least some history of building revenue and cash flow. Also look for companies that stand to benefit as the economy improves, and have proven management and sound long-term growth plans. That's very different from so so-called concept stocks, many of which are start-ups or companies that look to profit from next week's or next year's investor fad. These companies can generate big returns in a good year. In the long run, though, they are likely to cost you money. Because speculative stocks expose you to a greater risk of loss, we recommend limiting your speculative investments to no more than about 30% of your overall portfolio. That number can vary. Ultimately, this percentage depends on your personal circumstances and risk tolerance. An investor with a longer time horizon or without the need for current income from a portfolio can invest more money in speculative stocks. But we think 30% is a good rule of thumb. Limit your risk with speculative investments by investing in most if not all of the five main economic sectors. Also, follow our three-part Successful Investor strategy: 1. Invest mainly in well-established companies; 2. Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; the Consumer sector; Finance; Utilities); 3. Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight. Discover how to put extra strength into your portfolio with our specific advice on how to identify high-quality dividend stocks. It's all in our newly updated report, Dividend Paying Stocks: How High Dividend Stocks Can Supercharge Your Income Investing. And it's yours FREE!
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