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There’s More to Your Investment Intervention

Investors destroy their alternatives performance – but they don’t have to
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  • True Diversification

Get emotions out of the driver’s seat.

It’s easier to give into greed and fear when reviewing the performance of complex investments like alternatives. Help investors understand which basic investment principles should always be their guide.
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  • Bonds

An effective annual rebalance should be simple.

Buying low and selling high to rebalance portfolio risk can provide massive outperformance over time. This consistent behavior may help investors avoid costly emotional decisions.
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  • Alternatives

It’s time to reduce your exposure to the top performers in your portfolio.

It may sound counterintuitive, but here’s why buying low into a long-term performer like managed futures now may help investors diversify risk over time.
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What value do alternatives add?

Alternatives that are true diversifiers take a different type of risk, which may increase your portfolio’s diversification.

What performance can I expect?

Alternatives are best understood within the context of a properly diversified portfolio.

How do I know which alternative is right for me?

Here’s how we suggest you evaluate assets in the evolving alternatives space: seek true diversifier and avoid DINOs.

Want further insight into how to add true diversifiers to your portfolio?

Our experts can help.


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Alternative investments: strategies that produce returns by taking risk other than equity and bond risk.

Bond: A debt security that shows ownership in a corporation or represents a claim in the corporation assets and earnings.

Correlation: a statistical measure of how two securities move in relation to each other.

Long: Buying an asset such as a stock, commodity or currency, with the expectation that the asset will rise in value.

Short: Buying an asset such as a stock, commodity or currency, with the expectation that the asset will decrease in value.

Stock: A security that shows ownership in a corporation or represents a claim in the corporation assets and earnings.

True diversifiers: investment strategies that have historically provided investors with at least 70% of the return of the traditional 60/40 stocks and bonds portfolios while having less than .30 bear correlation to traditional 60/40 stocks and bonds portfolios.