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Rising correlations hit the 10-asset portfolio

Rising correlations hit the 10-asset portfolio

Tardiness aside, leaving it the best part of two years to review performance of the 10-asset portfolio, makes for a true case study in ‘no-thought’ investing. In that time, the system, which uses 10 exchange traded funds (ETFs) for exposure to a blend of shares, bonds, property, commodities and cash, has lost money in real terms. This is disappointing and highlights the difficulty in scratching out returns at this stage of the economic and credit cycles.

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