First, our team follows a set of principles as we serve you and your financial objectives as your steadfast partner. Chief among these is our focus on risk management: We seek to provide a conservative approach to managing wealth that fits your investment style and objectives.
Second, every investment plan must take into consideration taxes. How tax efficient is the plan? We ask what is the best way to allocate or invest so our clients keep more of their return. Although tax consideration is important, it should not have priority over rebalancing a plan to limit risk.
Third, although concentration of a few investments can create wealth, it can also lead to a greater risk of losing capital. Since we do not know the future of any business or market cycle, it is important to diversify your assets. Diversifying your portfolio makes you less dependent on the performance of any single asset class. It does not guarantee you greater returns but helps reduce unnecessary risks to a portfolio. Risks such as business risk, sector risk, country specific risk, market risk and interest rate risks. Effective diversification requires combining assets that behave differently when held during changing economic or market conditions. Moreover, investing in assets that have dissimilar return behavior may insulate your portfolio from major downswings. True diversification holds assets that are somewhat uncorrelated to each other. (See charts below why diversification is important)
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