investment mistakes to avoid-LOSING YOUR BALANCE

Maintaining the balance of lower- and higher-risk assets is important, so that the actual risk you’re taking doesn’t get out of balance with your tolerance to risk. Rebalancing brings a dual benefit: it reduces volatility and is likely to produce a better return. A balanced portfolio of funds chosen 10 years ago would have generated more profit if it was rebalanced to the original proportions each year when compared to a portfolio left untouched. Rebalancing controlled the volatility of the portfolio, too. Some fund platforms offer automatic rebalancing. Investors can do it manually by switching funds or asking their financial adviser to do so.