Diversification Doesn’t Work Anymore


Investors have been told for years that diversification lowers risk. While that may be true in certain instances, it certainly isn't true in the world equity markets.

Let me give you an example: Had you purchased the five ETF's that we track in MarketClub's "Global Strategy Portfolio" on January 2, 2008, you would have seen your equity diminish 29% in the space of 30 months. However, had you followed the "Global Strategy Portfolio" with the same five ETF's, you would have seen your equity grow 23% in the same time-frame. With a 52% difference between the potential for profit and the potential loss, those are numbers that no investor can ignore.

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