Do Portfolio Diversifiers Belong In Your Portfolio

My latest for Alpha Baskets is posted and titled Do Portfolio Diversifiers Belong in Client Portfolios? Over the years I have obviously been a proponent of using funds that tend to not look like the stock market but that this needs to a dynamic process. Stocks go up most of the time so most of the time you don’t need a lot of exposure.

An excerpt from the post;

While no one can know with any certainty when the next large decline is coming we do know that at some point as a function of normal market behavior there will be another very large decline and it will again scare the hell out of clients. And when that occurs, clients will be looking to their advisors to try to protect their portfolios from the full brunt of that large decline.

Please click through to read the rest. The picture is from Deep Cove in Vancouver.

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