5 Smart Investing Principles 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 Message 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 Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?” Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.