Principle of diversification(redirected from Diversification Principle)
Principle of diversification
Principle of Diversification
A principle of investing stating that a portfolio containing many different assets and kinds of assets carries lower risk than a portfolio with only a few. The principle of diversification states that unsystemic risk may be alleviated through diversification, but systemic risk is more difficult to reduce. That is, the risk associated with a single investment or type of investment may be offset by the risk of another investment or type of investment. See also: Diversification.