5 Must Know Things While Portfolio Diversification

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    Diversification of assets while investing plays a vital role during investment. Predicting market movements is a difficult task as it depends on various factors. If you are a regular investor and looking for long term gains, then it is better to diversify you portfolio in such a way that you minimize your loss to a greater extent.

    5 Must Know Things While Portfolio Diversification

    Don't over diversify

    If you have lot of investments it does not mean that you should go for over diversification. Investments depends on the variety of the products not the quantity.

    Buying too many mutual funds or stocks of the same sector may lead to duplication of holding, this may not help your investments.

    Also, it is cumbersome to maintain a huge portfolio and keep track of various investments.

    Right time to Exit

    Buy and hold does not mean that, one should hold for life time. One should track the investments he has made any stock or MF is in junk status should be exited at right time. As holding them wont fetch you any gains.

    Consider Commissions

    While investing consider how much commission you are paying your firm. If commissions are higher than profits than better to look for another firms.

    Wealth Allocation

    This is the most important part, because it all depends on how you allocate your assets depending on the risk and return you expect. Right mixture of all the assets are very necessary.

    International Investments

    One can look for investing in other countries. You can do so through global mutual funds and exchange traded funds available in the market. Click to know things to keep in mind before investing in International Mutual Funds.


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    Story first published: Thursday, January 1, 2015, 11:36 [IST]
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