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I follow Benjamin Graham's mantra of keeping 25% of my assets in bonds. When I look at my Quicken reports, my bonds zig when my stocks zag, and vice-versa. That's the power of diversification at work. I also use REIT's, foreign stocks, and other asset classes for diversification.

Alot of this depends on your age and your willingness to do your homework before buying something. The first because time can forgive many investing mistakes, the second because you need to fully understand WHY you're investing in something.

Now what I'm looking for is an online calculator that allows you to input your holdings, and have it tell you how much one asset class offsets the other. Anybody know of such a site? And yes, I'm aware of the RiskGrades site.
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