Alright, time for another short and simple post. Recently, I chanced upon a portfolio named The Gone Fishin’ Portfolio, which basically champions “dividing our money among different asset classes – like stocks, bonds, precious metals and real estate investment trusts – and then rebalance once a year to bring each class back to our original percentage.”
This is nothing new – just another opinion on what is the optimal asset allocation if you ask me. However, what I want to highlight is this particular article by the author, Alexander Green, which has two interesting points.
Factors that Determine Eventual Investment Portfolio Value
First, there is a grand total of 6 factors that determine our eventual investment portfolio value. They are :
- How much you save.
- How long your investments compound.
- Your asset allocation. (How you divide your portfolio between stocks, bonds and other investments.)
- Those assets’ annual return…