Arguably the most critical investment decision, asset allocation broadly refers to the mixture of cash, bonds, and stocks within a portfolio. Where appropriate, other less liquid asset classes may be considered, including real estate, hedge funds, private equity, commodities, and managed futures.
The investment process at Palladium includes an ongoing analysis of the relative risk and reward between asset classes. This analysis is based primarily on macroeconomic factors such as corporate earnings, interest rates, inflation, and the projected outlook for each, as well as that of the economy as whole, both domestic and global. This assessment is then applied to the individual objectives of each portfolio to determine the optimal mixture.