The 60/40 portfolio concept is obsolete

Tony Davidow  |  T. Davidow Consulting  |  25 August 2021

For decades, investors used the 60/40 portfolio as the default market proxy. The expectation was the 60% allocated to global equities would provide the growth, the 40% allocated to fixed income would generate sufficient income, and the relatively low correlation between the two provide diversification. Unfortunately, capital market assumptions are projecting a substantial reduction in global equity returns over the next 10 to 20 years, fixed income yields are near generationally low levels, and correlations among most traditional investments have been rising. In other words, the maths jus...

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