Getting Back on Track: A Guide to Smart Rebalancing

Overview

A portfolio’s asset allocation reflects an investor’s goals and temperament—the need for return and ability to withstand the financial markets’ inevitable turbulence. Over time, as the returns of higher- and lower-risk assets diverge, a portfolio can take on exposures that are inconsistent with the investor’s risk and return objectives. Rebalancing from one asset class to another can put the portfolio back on track. A deeper analysis suggests three best practices when setting expectations for and executing a rebalancing strategy.

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