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Asset Allocation: The Key to a Successful Portfolio. Are You Paying Attention to Yours?

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What does your portfolio asset allocation look like? Have you intentionally invested based on asset allocation?

If not, it's understandable. Most people don't consider how they'll allocate their investments when they first get started investing. They may try an investment, then invest in something else, thinking, "Why not add this to the mix?"

But if you do that, do you really have a good balance? How do you know, and how do you make sure your investments are allocated correctly? Let's find out.

Put simply, asset allocation refers to implementing specific techniques to balance risk in a portfolio. You might divide assets into categories, such as bonds, stocks and real estate. Each type of investment "behaves" differently, so any downturns in one asset may be overcome by the success of another asset. It can protect you against loss and can remain one of the most important decisions you can make about your investments.

You know asset allocation is important, but how do you implement........

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