Major requirements I looked for a portfolio to fulfill was:
* balanced portfolio giving exposure both to the world’s best growth and safety at a time (reached via constant exposure to 4 basic asset classes with zero to negative correlation: equities, bonds, gold, cash),
* minimalization of big capital drawdowns, which are most destructive (via flexible allocations to most risky assets (equities) based on a highly effective, but easy to comprehend macroeconomic forecasting model with a long and backtested history - model finally used: Enhanced Aggregate Spread by Dr. Robert Dieli, which has a 80–90% 9-month lead predicitve power). model fully presented here: https://globalalphasearch.com/forecasting-economic-cycles-made-easy/
* stock picking aimed at chosing the best (shareholder value growth)/risk ratio. see SIAScore on my blog:
I invite you to join me at Home where I run a blog on what I call #SmartInvestingApproach - a long-term investing philosophy based on adjusting allocations between asset classes to the phase of the economic cycle.
On my site I also run two exemplary portfolios called Global Leaders Portfolio (GLP):