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The Best Way to Diversify Equity Risk: 2018 Edition

The much-ballyhooed rise in stock/bond correlations isn't supported by recent data.


How many investments do you need in your portfolio to be diversified? Can you reasonably buy plain-vanilla core stock and bond index funds and call it a day?

Many investors and their financial advisors appear to be examining those questions, as the torrent of asset inflows into ultradiversified total equity and bond index funds suggest.

Christine Benz does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.