Back in 1990, Dr. Harry Markowitz won the Nobel Prize in economics for his work in asset allocation models in investment portfolios. It was the new era of Modern Portfolio Management, in spite of the work being created and published in 1952! Dr. Markowitz literally wrote the book on asset allocation and diversifying investment risk. Bottom line, owning assets that act independently of each other is extremely worthy.
Investing one’s money into unrelated or better, non-correlated assets is paramount for true diversification. While Harry is considered the father of diversification, throughout the ages we have learned never to put all our eggs in a single basket, whether it is crops or stocks.
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