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How asset mix affects volatility

by Tim Weichel

Depending on your investment objectives, you’ll want to have the right mix of stocks, bonds and cash.

This helps balance your risk among different the different types of investments, and within each, you should also diversify to avoid exposure to unnecessary risks.

All investments involve risk, investors must manage the balance between risk and potential reward through the choice of portfolio holdings.

The calculator at the top of this article allows you to see how volatile different asset mixes were during the historical period you choose (from 1926 to 2011).

Asset mix volatility calculat

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