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Computerized Investing > July 15, 2017

Selecting Asset Classes for Retirement Investments

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by John Zhong

AAII

The founder of MyPlanIQ.com shows how to use his online portfolio management platform to build a well-rounded retirement portfolio.

When it comes to retirement investments, it’s paramount to construct a portfolio that can deliver a reasonable return with acceptable risk. This is where asset allocation comes into play. One should carefully choose funds that represent specific asset classes being targeted within a portfolio. Furthermore, one can reduce risk by carefully weighting allocations to each asset class and choosing asset classes that have a low correlation (meaning they haven’t historically moved in the same direction).

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Discussion

H Mercer from TX posted 9 days ago:

Unusual that REIT's are mentioned but health care, biotech, and pharmaceuticals are not. Just how have they done as a group over the past 1,3,5,10, 20yrs? I have a good bit of these in my portfolio.


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