As we discussed in our previous blog, “Managing the Market’s Risky Business,” properly diversifying your investment portfolio helps to minimize unnecessary risks and better manage those that remain. But diversification provides us with an additional benefit: It helps to create a smoother ride toward our goals.
Like a bucking bronco, near-term market returns are characterized by periods of wild volatility. Diversification helps you “break” the horse. That’s important because, as any rider knows, if you fall out of the saddle, you’re going to get left in the dust.