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Diversification Is Still Alive and Well

I am a strong believer in the power of diversification – which helps you achieve better returns at lower risk.  This article provides some very interesting data to help you understand the benefits of diversification.


If you regularly read this blog, you know I’m a big fan of holding the financial media accountable for their predictions and proclamations. Since I’m now part of the financial media, I should be held to the same standards. Last year, I defended asset allocation and diversification in the wake of the market turmoil. Let’s take a look at how diversification has fared since being declared dead a few years ago.

During the financial crisis of 2008, it appeared that diversification didn’t work when it was needed most, as many asset classes tumbled — stocks, commodities, junk bonds, preferred stocks, convertible bonds and emerging market bonds all got hammered during the crisis.

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