How the 99% can invest like the 1% – MarketWatch 09-21-12

Salient to Investors:

Rich investors make portfolio decisions typically that are better-informed and with sufficient diversification to ride out rough markets.

Blending a small amount of exotic holdings with traditional core holdings of stocks, bonds and cash lowers overall volatility.

King Lip at Baker Ave says capital preservation is the key – stay diversified, protect the downside.

Long-short equity funds carry measurably less risk than the market overall.

Jeff Layman at BKD Wealth Advisors says managed futures funds do best when there’s a persistent market trend in either direction, do worst when in a range-bound market or one with a quick, sharp move.

Read the full article at http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-the-99-can-invest-like-the-1-2012-09-21