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Diversify and Conquer​: Enhancing Portfolio Returns through Non-Correlated Strategies​

For some investors, it is tempting to construct a portfolio consisting only of high Sharpe, high-performing strategies.  However, focusing solely on the return characteristics and Sharpe ratios of individual strategies, without considering their role within a broader portfolio, can increase the risk of amplified losses in volatile markets. Rather than trading in-and-out of “winners,” investors are generally better served by constructing a well-diversified portfolio of low-correlated strategies. With thoughtful portfolio construction, investors can potentially achieve significantly better returns at the portfolio level than can be expected from the individual component strategies. By prioritizing diversification over the pursuit of individual winners, investors can strengthen their chances of preserving capital and achieve more consistent returns. 

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