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Beginning Investing by Danielle L. Schultz

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CHAPTER8

Balancing Risk by Diversifying

In This Chapter

  • How to allocate your money
  • Different kinds of investments to balance risk with reward
  • Characteristics and risks of investment categories
  • Regularly reviewing your investments
  • Buying and selling

What actually determines how well your investments do? Your brilliant selections? Sorry, no. According to researchers, more than 90 percent of your return is determined by your asset allocation policy. Asset allocation means how you choose to distribute your investments among various investment types in order to balance risk and reward. In this chapter, we’ll look at how you might allocate your ...

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