Rebalancing

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Rebalancing

Realigning the proportions of assets in a portfolio as needed.

Rebalancing

The act of changing the percentages of different types of securities in a portfolio, especially according to changes in one's investment goals. Most portfolios are diversified to a greater or lesser degree; that is, they contain different types of securities in different proportions. If one's investment goals change (or if the portfolio is not meeting them satisfactorily), one rebalances the portfolio in order to achieve them. For example, if a portfolio is half bonds and half stocks and an investor wishes to have lower risk, he/she might rebalance the portfolio to be three quarters bonds and one quarter stocks.