Money For the Rest of Us
Money For the Rest of Us
J. David Stein
Why Diversifying Your Portfolio Feels So Awful
26 minutes Posted Sep 7, 2022 at 8:59 am.
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Warren Buffet said, "Diversification makes very little sense for anyone that knows what they’re doing." He also said, "Diversification is a protection against ignorance..." Most of us need that protection against ignorance, yet diversification often makes us feel bad when some of our holdings don't do as well as others. We make the case why we should diversify anyway.

Topics covered:

  • Warren Buffet says it's crazy to own more than 30 stocks, but Berkshire Hathaway owns 48 stocks
  • What does it mean to analyze a business
  • How have U.S. stocks performed relative to non-U.S. stocks long-term
  • What has driven the outperformance of U.S. stocks and what has to happen for it to continue
  • What are examples of diversification plays just in case the U.S. falters

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