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How to gauge your retirement portfolio’s risk

Big market moves always give investors a bit of portfolio vertigo. Are you too close to the edge in terms of risk? Could you get burned again as in 2008?

Few retirement savers do a comprehensive review of their portfolios to see if the sum of the parts creates an unwieldy amount of risk. But by turning to some commonly used gauges in money management circles and asking some crucial questions, you can quantify your portfolio risk — and decide how much will allow you to sleep at night.

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