Introduction to Asset Allocation and the Investment Time Horizon

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Learn how time affects the way you divide your investment portfolio. Time horizon relates to the volatility and risks of investing.

What you will learn

  • How Investment Time Horizon Affects Asset Allocation
  • Asset Allocation for College Planning
  • Asset Allocation for Retirement Planning
  • Asset Allocation and Investment Goals

What do you know?

Introduction to Asset Allocation and the Investment Time Horizon

Asset allocation is a diversification technique that can help you manage the risks and returns on your investments. One of the biggest factors that should influence your asset allocation strategy is the amount of time you have to hold your investment. You need to understand your investment time horizon and how it affects your investment strategy. These concepts are particularly important to asset allocation strategies for two of the most common investment goals: funding higher education and retirement planning.