Three Types of Asset Allocation: Strategic, Tactical, and Core-Satellite – Which is Right for You?
Diversification is the foundation of an investment portfolio. While simply being diversified can’t eliminate risk, it can help minimize your overall risk and protect you from catastrophic losses. But what does it mean to be diversified? Everyone tells us about how we need to diversify our investments, own stocks, bonds, real estate, cash, commodities, and […]
Avoid Fund Overlap to Achieve True Diversification in Your Portfolio
Identify and Eliminate Overlap for Real Diversification So, you’ve got a nice portfolio with a handful of index funds that include a good mix of growth, value, and various market caps. You’re diversified quite well, right? Not so fast. If you’re like most investors, even though you have a number of funds that you’re invested […]
How Correlation Between Asset Classes Affects Your Portfolio
Proper Asset Allocation Requires Understanding Correlation Coefficients Correlation coefficients? What on Earth does this have to do with creating a diversified portfolio? If this sounds foreign or complex to you, don’t be alarmed. It isn’t nearly as scary as it sounds. You’re probably picturing high school or college math classes, but correlation coefficient is just […]