The TIPS Asset Allocator provides professional management to those investors who neither have the time nor the desire to invest their retirement savings in individual mutual funds.
Asset Allocation is the process of developing a diversified investment portfolio by mixing different assets in varying proportions. The decision to put more money into stocks than into bonds for example, has a greater impact on returns than the decision to pick one stock over another.
Traditionally, risk has been thought of as the potential to lose money on an investment. However, another type of investment risk is of smaller returns from conservative investments.
Diversification is a well-known investment strategy that helps reduce risk while keeping the opportunity open for a potentially larger returns. Diversification does not mean that you must invest your money equally among a standard set of options.
Risk can be reduced and returns can be increased through effective diversification among asset classes.
Retirement Investing Is your retirement investing driven by a herd instinct? If you are like millions of others these days you probably make your 401(k) investment decisions based upon the same information that everyone else is receiving. This is called following the herd. Ask yourself when was the last time everyone was right when it came to investing in the stock market?
Holding the wrong investments, be it stocks, bonds or mutual funds, at the wrong time will have a negative effect on your retirement savings. Do you want to take that risk?
Investment risk has traditionally been thought of as the potential to lose money on an investment. Another type of risk is being too conservative - lower returns from conservative investments may never overcome inflation. Diversification helps reduce investment risk while keeping the opportunity open for potentially larger returns. Diversification does not mean you invest your money equally among a standard set of choices.