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Re-Sectioning the Pie Chart

The whole idea behind asset allocation is to prevent extremes. Experience has taught us that the three main categories of investment assets—equities (stocks), fixed-income (bonds), and cash equivalents—each behave differently in reaction to any given set of circumstances. The term for this difference is “negative correlation.” Investor.gov, the website of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, explains asset allocation by comparing it to street vendors who sell both umbrellas and sunglasses, two items consumers are unlikely to purchase at the [...]

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Getting Strategic with Asset Allocation

When it comes to asset allocation, getting strategic means dealing with the big picture and working on ways to achieve financial goals over time, explains Mark Salzinger, wealth manager and a founder of Salzinger Sheaff Brock, LLC. Time horizon According to Salzinger, asset allocation should always be guided by the length of time the assets can remain in the market. As Salzinger explains, a one- to two-year time-frame will be marked by volatility. If you, as an investor, are unlikely to [...]