NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Do-it-yourself investors often have trouble finding the time to construct and manage their own portfolios.
This reality may have led to the creation of the core-and-explore investing concept, where one puts a large portion of one's portfolio into funds that target broad indices such as the S&P 500 and a smaller portion into select themes, niches or countries, via individual stocks or specialized ETFs.
I believe the recent flurry of low-volatility exchange-traded funds allows the core-and-explore concept to evolve into a more sophisticated end result for the DIY investor.
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