In all psychometric tests, including Risk Tolerance and the various dimensions of Financial Personality, the items are equally weighted.
In calculating the Suitable Risk Level, by combining Risk Tolerance with Risk Capacity (and potentially adjusting it with Knowledge and Experience, and/or Composure), the weighting of each input is part of a sophisticated system that uses each input in specific ways.
In calculating Risk Capacity, each asset and liability on the balance sheet and each income or expenditure in the cash flow is individually weighted to reflect its size, timing, certainty, and subjective importance to the investor.
The system treats each component consistently, but the exact weight will depend on that investor's unique circumstances.
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