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Smart things to know about rebalancing your portfolio

Posted by: Labdhi Mehta on Nov 06, 2017, 06.30 AM IST

1. Rebalancing is the process of altering the weightages of assets in portfolio to realign it to the desired allocation.
2. There are no specified timelines set for rebalancing a portfolio. However, it is recommended one reviews allocations at least once a year or if there are major market movements during the year.
3. Rebalancing gives investors the opportunity to sell investments at a high and buy assets at a low providing gains over time.
4. To minimize transaction costs and tax consequences, one can rebalance by adding new money when possible instead of liquidating existing assets.
5. Regular rebalancing imposes discipline and reduces risk ensuring that portfolio is aligned to the financial goals.

Content courtesy: Centre for Investment Education and Learning (CIEL).
Contributions by Girija Gadre, Arti Bhargava and Labdhi Mehta . This article appeared in Economic Times dated Nov 06, 2017, 06.30 AM IST

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