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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.

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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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