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This is Why You Should Diversify Your Portfolio

You’re familiar with the saying “don’t put your eggs in one basket”, right? Well, that’s pretty much what diversifying your portfolio is all about! Only, by eggs we mean money and by basket we mean assets.

Yes – the market is mercurial, and changes faster than you breathe! Therefore, to be able to keep up with it, you must assume a strategy that reduces your risk-exposure, by allocating investments among various financial instruments, industries, or categories. So, if everything goes down the drain, you can keep your cool on! Having said that, here are the reasons why you should adopt a diversified investment strategy.

Up The Hill

It’s been almost 10 years since I rode a bicycle; mainly because it wasn’t my favorite activity growing up. Although I used to race my friends to the finish line, with time I had forgotten how to ride a bicycle. The closest thing I did to riding was watching the “Tour De France”; only because France’s landscape appealed to me.

Last Sunday, I decided to give it a shot again. I borrowed my neighbor’s bicycle. It has been gathering dust in the basement of our building. I struggled to keep balance, but that didn’t keep me from enjoying the great scenery of my hometown. The terrain was steep indeed.

A week later, I went cycling with my friends. We had to ride up a very sharp hill. To be fair, they did warn me. Eventually, with their help, I managed to reach the top and gaze at the beautiful scenery of the Mediterranean Sea surrounding Beirut City.

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Ever since I was young, I have always been fascinated by reading. Whether it was fiction, non-fiction, biography, or any other genre, reading formed a haven that continues to enrich my knowledge to this day. My parents had always encouraged my sister and I to read and discuss what we learn. As we grew older, so did the number of books in our library.

The Market Rumbles Back

Since the beginning of the year, the good music played at “Stock-Mania” kept going, as the market reached higher levels quickly. Investors thrilled with their great performance in the previous year, thought that this year will also be filled with rosy dreams, rainbows, and golden pots; since prices continued to climb the “Stair Way To Heaven”. Suddenly, things changed dramatically by the start of February and brought back nightmares, of not a distant past.

What About the European Union and the Euro Currency?

While in the previous month I have discussed the rise of European Union as a political and economic power which was later tested in 2010 debt crisis, the good news favored by bullish euro currency investors continue to emerge as the ECB meeting minutes in December 2017 showed that the ECB is ready to shift guidance, sending a signal to begin tapering it’s QE program, and the commencement of normalizing monetary policy in 2018. This sounds as good music for the ears of investors for now.

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