Advisors Question 60/40 Portfolios, Consider Alternatives

A construction worker erects scaffolding at a new apartment complex under construction in Silver SpringMay 16, 2012

​Current financial market uncertainty, low interest rates and a worldwide economic crisis are prompting financial advisors to re-examine traditional client portfolio investments and look for alternative investments, according to the 2012 Natixis Global Asset Management U.S. Advisor survey released today.

Some financial advisors are questioning the relevance of time-honored asset allocation strategies that rely on a 60/40 mix of stocks and bonds and long-term, buy-and-hold approaches, according to the study. An estimated 49% of advisors queried say they’re uncertain that the traditional 60-40 allocation between stocks and bonds is still the strategy to take. Meanwhile, 23% of advisors said that the current… Read more…

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