Asset Allocation

Spreading your investments across different asset classes is a strategy for balancing risk and return in your portfolio. Learn how you can select a mix of stocks, bonds, and cash that aligns with your risk profile.

How Correlation Can Dilute Diversification

Positive correlation between stocks and bonds is currently forcing investors to find portfolio diversification elsewhere.

Retirement Portfolio Assets: Allocation by Age

As you progress through your retirement investing journey, consider altering your asset allocation by age as your time horizon, investment goals, and risk tolerance change.

Stock Sectors: What Are They? How Are They Used?

Here are key facts to know about equity sectors—what they are, what they do, and how stock sectors can be used in investing.

A Guide to Navigating the Bond Market

How different bond types may respond to higher interest rates and ideas for selecting the ones most compatible with your portfolio.

How Well Do You Know Market Cap?

Market cap is a key guidepost for anyone building a portfolio. Here's what to know.

Using Tactical Allocation Tilts During Volatile Markets

How to implement tactical allocation tilts based on short-term market expectations.

Diversification 101: Lessons from My Air Jordans

My Jordan sneaker collection is an example of diversification in your portfolio. Explore why that is important.

What's in Your Portfolio? The Role of Various Asset Classes

Stocks, bonds, commodities, and other asset classes each play a unique role in your portfolio.

Are Crypto and Retirement Savings a Risky Mix?

Some 401(k) plans may soon offer Bitcoin as an investment option. Should you consider cryptocurrencies for your retirement savings?

Too Much Cash? Tips for Reinvesting Your Money

When it comes to long-term growth, cash isn't king. Learn why it might be worth the effort to reinvest your money through portfolio rebalancing and reentering the market gradually.