You are prepared to risk putting a significant proportion of your money into investments that can fall sharply in value and lose money.
What does this mean for potential investment growth?
You are looking for maximum returns on your investment and are willing to accept a high level of risk, with the possibility of extreme changes in the value of your investment. You accept that you could lose some or all of your money and understand the consequences this may have on your objectives.
How long do you intend to invest for?
You can invest for the longer term, say five years or more, and do not foresee needing to sell your investments earlier.
What type of investment would you make?
You are comfortable investing wholly into shares of a wide range of companies, including small or new companies and those in emerging markets.
Minimum investment knowledge
An investor in this risk level is typically someone who has a high level of knowledge or experience of stock market investments.