Building a diverse portfolio is a smart strategy to manage risk and potentially enhance returns. Diversification involves spreading your investments across different asset classes, industries, and geographical regions. Here are some ideas for creating a diverse portfolio:

  1. Stocks:
    • Invest in a mix of large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap stocks. Consider various sectors such as technology, healthcare, finance, and consumer goods.
  2. Bonds:
    • Include government bonds, corporate bonds, and municipal bonds. Bonds can provide income and act as a counterbalance to the volatility of stocks.
  3. Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs):
    • ETFs offer exposure to a variety of assets, including stocks, crypto, bonds, commodities, and sectors. They can be a convenient way to diversify without buying individual securities.
  4. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs):
    • REITs allow you to invest in real estate without directly owning property. They often provide dividends and add diversification to your portfolio.
  5. International Investments:
    • Allocate a portion of your portfolio to international stocks and bonds. This helps mitigate risks associated with a single country’s economic performance.
  6. Precious Metals:
    • Consider adding assets like gold or silver to your portfolio. Precious metals often act as a hedge against inflation and economic uncertainty.
  7. Cryptocurrencies:
    • While highly volatile, some investors choose to allocate a small portion of their portfolio to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum for potential long-term growth.
  8. Cash and Cash Equivalents:
    • Maintain a portion of your portfolio in cash or cash equivalents such as money market funds. This provides liquidity and the ability to take advantage of investment opportunities.
  9. Dividend Stocks:
    • Include stocks from companies with a history of paying dividends. Dividend stocks can provide a steady income stream, even during market downturns.
  10. Growth Stocks:
    • Invest in companies with strong growth potential. These stocks may not pay dividends, but their appreciation can contribute to the overall portfolio return.
  11. Alternative Investments:
    • Explore alternative investments like hedge funds, private equity, or venture capital. These may have a lower correlation with traditional asset classes.
  12. Sustainable and ESG Investments:
    • Consider incorporating environmentally and socially responsible investments. Companies focusing on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria may provide long-term sustainability.
  13. Target-Date Funds:
    • Target-date funds automatically adjust the asset allocation based on your projected retirement date. These funds can be convenient for investors looking for a hands-off approach.
  14. Risk Parity Strategies:
    • Utilise risk parity strategies that allocate investments based on risk rather than traditional market capitalization weights.

Remember, the ideal portfolio depends on your financial goals, risk tolerance, and investment horizon. Regularly review and rebalance your portfolio to ensure it aligns with your objectives and adapts to changing market conditions. If you’re uncertain about constructing a diversified portfolio, consider consulting with a financial advisor for personalised advice.

Let’s look at some key charts….

DXY chart:
Testing a key area. I mentioned in my last post keep an eye on the 200 ema. A lot of fundamental news this week that might be the deciding factor.

‘Bad’ $ news on Friday gave gold a boost.


Bounced at $70 range. Closed above the 200 ema on Friday.


Fundamentals are still strongly behind crypto at the moment. I think it will take out the ATH before any potential pullback.



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Red flag news:
First week of a new month!!!!! Interest rate news for the Euro on Thursday could be pivotal.




EUR/USD: 1.0800 to 1.0830 is still a key level for me. I need a clear break of of the current area (See video)

USD/CHF: 0.87400 to long on the shorter timeframes. If it breaks 0.8900, I’d look to long as well.

GBP/USD: 1.2500 to long. 1.27200 to short.

AUD/USD: Looking to short from the 0.6580

NZD/USD: I need a break out of the 0.6120 area.

USD/CAD: Again! 1.3500 is a MASSIVE level for this pair. Looking to long from this area again.

USD/JPY: Still leaving alone. Might be something on the much smaller timeframes, but there are much better setups elsewhere.


EUR/GBP: Short from the 0.8620 – 0.8640 area.

EUR/CAD: Long from 1.4650

AUD/CAD: Short from 0.8900. 0.8850 on the shorter timeframes. If it breaks above 0.8900, I’d look to long.

GBP/AUD: Looking at 1.9200 to long again.

GBP/CAD: Looking to long from 1.7000.  (See video)

GBP/CHF: Bullish on this pair now. I want to enter on smaller timeframes -see video.

AUD/NZD: Short from 1.0780

As always, remember correlation! -Especially when taking more than one JPY trade!

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I do my analysis on daily and weekly charts first and make a note of the MAJOR areas of support and resistance. Then copy them onto Pierre’s Earth and sky template. Then I make a note of the weekly & monthly pivots points and add them to the charts. You will see lots of opportunities line up during the week. The important thing then is to select a bias for the next few days and do NOT take trades if the price is too near a trend line or pivot. Ideally, you want to buy when the price is near a major support and or pivot point line and has the potential to make at least 40 pips. Vice versa for a short.

New members, please note: If I am looking to take a trade long, for example, 1.5000, I place my order 10 pips above & 10 pips below for a short. This is because price often does not quite reach a major line and you need to allow for spreads.