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How Much Diversification Can We Achieve?

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Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before deciding to invest in options.

Traditional diversification involves buying stocks in different sectors to reduce individual company risk. Doing so results in a portfolio that mimics the volatility of the S&P 500.

However, by utilizing options in the S&P 500 coupled with options in non-correlated assets can provide an additional 56% reduction in portfolio volatility compared to just holding a basket of long stock.

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