Free for 90 days: Sign up now and get 90 days managed free after your first deposit. See offer details

<title>Dismiss</title>

Diversification

Diversification in a portfolio helps you mitigate risk while pursuing returns, creating a smoother ride toward long-term performance. Understand diversification, and you'll understand what makes for a solid investment strategy.

What a Trip to the Casino Can Teach You About Investing and Risk

What a Trip to the Casino Can Teach You About Investing and Risk

Learn the ins and outs of how gambling works from a quantitative investor, and use it to your advantage in investing for the long term.

Your Portfolio vs. “The Market” &#8211; Comparing Apples to Fruit Salad

Your Portfolio vs. “The Market” – Comparing Apples to Fruit Salad

When you order fruit salad, you don’t expect it to taste like a single apple. If you’re invested in a diversified portfolio, it’s unrealistic to expect it to behave like Apple or even only U.S. stocks.

Recent Articles

Diversification: Winning the War by Losing Battles

Diversification involves knowingly accepting some individual losses in order to gain long-term returns.

4 Myths About Diversification

What is diversification? Many investors know that they should be diversified, but don’t understand what that really means. Here, we break it down for you—along with four big misconceptions about being diversified.

Quiz: Do You Understand Diversification?

We’ve created a quiz for you to see how much you know about investment diversification.

Bond Funds: How to Use Diversification to Minimize Risks

It’s hard for individual investors to trade bonds profitably, as there is little standardization, there are no public exchanges, and the market can be opaque.

Should I Own Stock in the Company Where I Work?

Buying a company stock at a discounted price can also be worthwhile—if you remember to diversify as soon as possible.

Why You Should Invest Beyond U.S. Stocks

Your Betterment portfolio is internationally diversified. Here are three reasons why that’s essential for managing risk over time.

Where in the World Are You Invested?

Betterment's portfolio diversification includes holdings across 102 countries. Explore where your money is invested with our widget.

Diversification and Performance: Two Portfolios

The Betterment portfolio has historically outperformed a DIY benchmark portfolio by as much as 1.8%. Take a look.

Seeking the Other Kind of Alpha: Diversification

You know there's value in intelligent asset allocation, but are you getting the full benefit of true diversification?

<title>Close</title>

Search our site

For more information and disclosures about the Betterment Resource Center, click here. | See our contributors.