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Ferrisbueller

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Any believe/have a 60/40 equity bond portfolion anymore?
« on: December 17, 2017, 07:43:09 AM »
In my portfolio ive skipped bonds in favour of multi asset cash+ funds that maintain a volatility target.  They are doing what they say on the tin but these are unusual times (very long bull run likely to end in the short to medium terms) and I wonder if there is a crash will bonds have a better correlation benefits?

Any thoughts or good articles?

Ps at least a 10 yr investment terms, not trying to time the market but rather achieve optimal asset allocation. Bout 70% global equity aa at present and 20% target volatility funds with balance in bonds/cash.


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Re: Any believe/have a 60/40 equity bond portfolion anymore?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 08:09:42 AM »
I keep about 40% in debt related instruments.  Mostly closed end funds that employ 30-40% leverage to boost yield.

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Re: Any believe/have a 60/40 equity bond portfolion anymore?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 08:22:52 AM »
I am around there with a roughly 62/38 stock/bond mix. We are pretty close to retirement though, so the downside of a crash outweighs the benefit of further stock market gains. Once we're a few years into retirement, we'll have some other income sources like SS and some small pensions, so I'll probably go to more like a 70/30 mix then.
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Re: Any believe/have a 60/40 equity bond portfolion anymore?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 03:44:07 PM »
I'm going for 70/30 stock/bonds but I think 60/40 would work pretty well as well assuming you are following a smart withdrawal process. I recommend reading McClung's living off your money because it shows that higher bonds percentages in your portfolio can work pretty well.