Establishing an appropriate asset mix is a dynamic process, and it plays a key role in determining your portfolio's overall risk and return. Your investment goals should be reflected in your investment asset mix at any point in time.
Strategic Asset Allocation
Invest in a proportional combination of assets based on their expected rates of return for each asset class. Once you determine how much should be invested in broad categories of investments, such as stocks or bonds, you continue that allocation mix for many years.
The basis of strategic asset allocation lies in something called Modern Portfolio Theory, which says that markets are efficient, and rather than trying to "bet" on the direction things will go, you should follow a static allocation to take advantage of the efficiency.
This approach helps investors avoid making emotional short-term decisions based on current market events.
Constant-Weighting Asset Allocation
Invest in a proportional combination of assets based on their expected rates of return for each asset class. Thereafter, rebalance your portfolio to its original mix when any asset class moves more than 5-7% from its original value.
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Latest Updates & Information
International Markets continue to be the most favored area of investment for the first quarter of 2018 and looking forward for the next 12 months. The best performing asset class in Q1 was emerging market.Read full story here
Recent allocation changes have yielded good results in 2017. A greater exposure to International Equities turned out to be timely. There is still room for normalizing this allocation if you have not done so yet.Read full story here