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Time Frame
The time frame you have to invest will impact your ability to assume risk and the types of investments you should consider for your portfolio.

Over time, the ups and downs of more volatile investments (such as stocks) tend to average out. For instance, in the chart above, the bars show the best, worst and average returns of the S&P/TSX Composite Index over different holding periods. Investors with long time horizons (five years or more) can afford to take on incremental short-term risk in order to pursue long-term superior returns.

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Note: These comments are not intended to be a definitive analysis of tax law: The comments contained herein are general in nature and professional advice regarding an individual's particular tax position should be attained in respect of any person's specific circumstances.

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