The Vulnerability of a Traditional 60/40 Investment Portfolio

May 2022

An investment portfolio weighted with 60% equities and 40% fixed income has historically been considered "diversified". Yet, this outdated model leaves investors vulnerable. Investment team member, Jay Skaalen, CFA, CFP outlines a better solution - true diversification.

Please note on slide #5 (around 3 minutes and 30 seconds), the chart shows the worst performance years for a traditional 60/40 portfolio. The three worst years performance years have been 2008, 2002 and 2022-to-date. In order to fit the various years on the chart, only certain years are labeled. As such, “2002” is not shown on the chart next to its performance.

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