A Treat from Quarterly Rebalancing, and Shock and Awe from Europe

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Market fundamentals are showing signs of life after global risk reached crisis levels in the 3rd quarter. Readers who’ve been following ING Global Perspectives commentary were able to ride along with an avalanche of positive economic data to benefit from one of the best Octobers in history.

In this month’s commentary, ING Chief Market Strategist Douglas Cote shows how October’s rally highlights the benefits of a disciplined quarterly rebalancing program. Rebalancing enables investors to capitalize on market volatility by forcing them to allocate more to their underperforming assets and less to their best-performing ones (buy low and sell high, in other words), when volatility often encourages the opposite

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