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Having a mixture of stocks and bonds is still the best bet

It isn’t dead. It’s more important than ever. I’m talking about the 60/40 portfolio, which has sometimes been considered the living heart of investing.

Those specific numbers – which refer to 60 per cent stocks and 40 per cent bonds as core investment holdings – aren’t significant. They are merely a convenient starting point for thinking about investing and not an exact, general purpose prescription for everyone. Nor have they ever been.

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