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Your Portfolio and Diversification

Your Portfolio and Diversification

Posted By Lineweaver Financial Group
August 26, 2021 Category: Educational, Finance, Commentary, Portfolio

Diversification should be an important part of everyone’s strategy when it comes to investing, but it can be easy to either over or under diversify. Many people think they’re diversified, but when you dig deeper on any given portfolio, we find that’s often not the case. You want to choose a variety of assets – stocks, bonds, cash, and others – but you also want to choose ones whose returns haven’t all historically moved in the same direction, and, ideally, assets whose returns typically move in opposite directions to help your portfolio hold up better in down markets. That way, even if a portion of your portfolio is declining, the rest of your portfolio, hopefully, is growing, and you can potentially offset some of the impact of poor performance on your overall portfolio. Another important aspect of building a well-diversified portfolio is that you try to stay diversified within each type of investment. In terms of your individual stock holdings, beware of overconcentration in a single stock. We usually advise our clients that a single security shouldn’t account for more than 5% of your stock portfolio, unless it’s with the company you work for, and even then, you should limit it to 25% if you can. It’s also smart to diversify across stock holdings by market capitalization (including small, medium, and large caps), sector, and geography. Another important consideration is stock overlap or duplication between funds. M

The Benefits of Active Management

The Benefits of Active Management

Posted By Lineweaver Financial Group
August 05, 2021 Category: General, Finance, Educational, Commentary

  Active management is not about timing the market – it is about smart investing, diversification, and taking advantage of macro trends in the marketplace. Remember, time in the market always beats timing the market.   Keeping your portfolio tilted to any one asset class year after year makes it difficult for you to capitalize on emerging trends and dynamic markets.   One important idea behind active management is the idea of active rebalancing. For example, if your financial goals rely on a mix of 60% stocks and 40% bonds, over time, this balance can change as the markets fluctuate. Rebalancing is regularly resetting your portfolio to target allocations. While it’s important to rebalance at regular intervals, it’s also important to rebalance at times like these when market volatility is extreme. Not only does this provide some much-needed stability in your portfolio, but it also allows you to take advantage of opportunities as they arise. It’s also important from a tax standpoint. Some firms rebalance non-IRA accounts with no regard for the tax ramifications.   Even in challenging market conditions, there are always opportunities. For example, as reopening has gotten underway across the nation, we’re seeing a rotation away from Tech and into Value. Cyclical sectors like energy, financial, and industrials are leading the markets. Overweighting certain segments can help give your portfolio a competitive edge and set

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