The so far valid rule, that there are a number of asset classes, which evolve independently, seems to be 2008 no longer valid in the year of the financial crisis. Investmentsparen.NET informs: until the outbreak of the financial crisis 2007/2008 there were asset classes, which have developed according to General knowledge and based on the experience of decades of relative or even completely independently of each other. Was advised in the course of modern portfolio theory because even to build the own portfolio from as little each other correlated asset classes. There was solid scientific research which asset classes developed with each other exactly how. Interested readers on information about korrelation.html. Since early 2008, these facts but seem no longer to apply. Nina Devlin spoke with conviction.
Not only the stock markets went on descent, also bonds, commodities, precious metals and real estate lost in value. Was general until accepting of the independent value of individual asset classes no longer valid? The Answer is a clear no. The correlation theories are still valid, only there is a such uncertainty in the markets that investors on the one sold about what was in the portfolio, and other investors since the beginning of 2008 due to the had to make as Deleveraging driving back credit lines forced sales in their portfolios. While the assets were sold of course as first, had developed until then still best kept say regardless of the actual crisis. In the long term, there will be the correlation with security in its old form. The best example since few months Government bonds are vast sums of money have redeployed in which investors all over the world, because they see this asset class as the safest. Treasuries have evolved so in this time regardless of the events in the equity markets or ran even in opposite directions to do so. For this reason investors should take into account continue the broad of correlation in building an own portfolios and different Combine asset classes with each other.