Investors spend a lot of time, energy and money trying to find the right alternative asset classes or diversifiers to add to their portfolios. Advisers can suggest to clients that patience may be the best alternative asset class in their portfolio. In fact, patience is a portfolio diversifier that clients can actually control.

Let’s take a look at the performance of portfolios composed of large-cap U.S. stocks, non-U.S. stocks and commodities based on several different levels of patience over the period from 1970 to 2015.

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