BULLS & BEARS: Why diversifying may not accomplish what you think

What is the one thing nearly every investment adviser, financial planner or grandpa would tell you is the most important attribute of a solid portfolio? Diversify. In other words, don't put your eggs in one basket-right? It makes perfect sense to any rational person and is almost a religion among some in the financial-planning community. Planners use fancy-schmancy software to "optimize" asset allocation and will plot your portfolio vs. "the efficient frontier" in order to fine-tune your risk and potential...

 

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