Why cash is the most undervalued asset in your portfolio
Investment strategy

Why cash is the most undervalued asset in your portfolio

Cash normally seems like the dullest part of a portfolio – but times like these remind us why it’s worth paying the price to keep some in reserve.
4 May 2020
How demographics affects stock valuations
Investment strategy

How demographics affects stock valuations

New research suggests that stock and bond valuations are driven by the age of the population – at least in the US.
24 Feb 2020
Just five assets matter for investors. Here's what they are
Investment strategy

Just five assets matter for investors. Here's what they are

Every investor’s needs are different – but most can be met by the right combination of five investments
11 Feb 2020
New year, new investments – time to rebalance your portfolio
Asset allocation

New year, new investments – time to rebalance your portfolio

Don’t let your holdings become unbalanced – set clear guidelines and a definite date for an annual review of your investment portfolio
4 Feb 2020
The real value of rebalancing your portfolio
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Investment strategy

The real value of rebalancing your portfolio

Rebalancing your portfolio is a widely parroted investment basic, but not everyone agrees that it boosts your returns
3 Aug 2018
The best way to stay diversified
Investment strategy

The best way to stay diversified

Asset allocation is a great way to structure your portfolio. Cris Sholto Heaton explains how to do it, and why rebalancing is important.
30 Dec 2014
You can’t predict the future. So how do you invest for it?
Investment strategy

You can’t predict the future. So how do you invest for it?

Investors can never be sure what's around the corner, but you can prepare for the unexpected. John Stepek explains asset allocation – an investment s…
14 Nov 2014

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What’s a portfolio, and how do you build one?
Asset allocation

What’s a portfolio, and how do you build one?

Not putting all your eggs in one basket is one of the oldest pieces of investment advice. So how do you start to build your portfolio, and what should…
26 Jul 2012
Your financial survival could depend on how you split your assets
Investment strategy

Your financial survival could depend on how you split your assets

Your best bet at preserving capital and achieving growth in the months ahead is sensible asset allocation, says Bengt Saelesnminde. Here's how.
9 Dec 2011
The easiest way to diversify your portfolio
Funds

The easiest way to diversify your portfolio

One of the most important things an investor can do is to get asset allocation right. Exchange traded funds offer one of the easiest ways to do this. …
16 Apr 2010