Naive diversification

Definition:

A strategy whereby an investor simply invests in a number of different assets in the hope that the variance of the expected return on the portfolio is lowered. In contrast, mathematical programming can be used to select the best possible investment weights. Related: Markowitz diversification.

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An asset that has already been charged with the maximum amount of depreciation allowed by the IRS for accounting purposes.

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