New to investing—2: Diversifying for the long-term

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One essential truth about investing is that the return earned on a portfolio is much a result of how investment assets are allocated between stocks, bonds, and cash, and that diversifying investments may result in lower risk and volatility. In this session we’ll explain asset allocation, a strategy that can help us form an investment portfolio.


Dave Whitmore
Senior Strategist, Trader Education, E*TRADE Securities LLC