Asset Classes Defined
Combining various asset classes in a portfolio to achieve a higher return while lowering risk is a good strategy, but only if you know what you are investing in. Each asset class has unique characteristics that influence its price volatility and level of risk. In this month’s column, I define the major asset classes and explain what factors influence their returns and what risks they carry.
Though each asset class is not without risk, when grouped together in a portfolio, their individual characteristics offset overall inves
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