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|Subject: Target Retirement Funds have too much in bonds?||Date: 1/27/2011 2:10 PM|
|Author: quinnt01||Number: 156 of 176|
I'm 60 with plans to retire in about 6 years. My understanding is that a typical allocation for someone like me would be about 50/50 in bonds and stocks. The target retirement funds certainly reflect this allocation ratio, and given my inclination toward simplicity these kinds of funds have a lot of appeal.
My question is this: With all the talk about a bond bubble and how there is no where to go but down for bonds over the foreseeable future, does this kind of allocation still make sense? Wouldn't a bond-heavy allocation be relatively risky at this time?
If so, then where would one put the bond money? Some into more stocks and some into cash? commodities?
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