5 Smart Investing Strategies The slideshow presentation that you would like to view is too large for your current screen resolution. Click here to view to view the slideshow at full resolution. Launch Presentation » Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Question Thank you! Oops! Related Content A Look at Diversification Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss. The Anatomy of an Index The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding. Asset Allocation Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.