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In this paper we analyze which graphical representation of risk is most effective in supporting investors to assess the risk and return characteristics of a fund. Moreover, we test on which criteria the investors base their risk taking behavior. To this end we compare return bar charts and price line charts, combined with some additional information such as a risk scale or a gain and loss range. We find that the risk communication with bar charts performs relatively well, except with regard todoi:10.2139/ssrn.2606615 fatcat:4bfkisnxfzehddkkmb5q3uayai