Asset Allocation

Definition of "Asset allocation"

Long-term investment plan strategy under which all of the investor's investable assets are divided into predetermined proportions among several different types of securities. In theory, since these investments are placed into different classifications, each classification is subject to a different market cycle; therefore, the value of all investments should not incur a steep decline at the same time. Thus, such a portfolio approach should always have winners. Some specialized variable dollar annuities offer such an approach.

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