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How to Determine Weights in an Investment Portfolio


Each investment you own carries individual risk, but your overall portfolio carries a total risk. Your portfolio risk derives from the risks of stocks, bonds, treasury bills (t-bills), mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, real estate investment trusts, annuities, and money-market accounts. While no exact formula exists to determine the mix of investments you should have, you can follow guidelines based on your tolerance of risk and desire for high returns.


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  • http://www.optimaltrader.net/portfolio_optimization.htm
  • http://news.morningstar.com/classroom2/course.asp?docId=145385&page=6&CN=COM
  • http://www.axa-equitable.com/investing/asset-allocation-a-strategy-for-investment-success.html