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Neuberger & Berman has completed a study of investment returns by varying risk between the Standard & Poor's 500 Index and 5-year Treasury Notes. The results of the study are very significant for investors seeking ways to reduce exposure to future stock market risk while retaining most of the higher return stocks deliver. The study covers the 37-year period from 1960 through 1996 inclusive. For example, a balanced investor with 50% of assets invested in the S & P 500 Index and 50% in 5-year Treasury Notes earned an annual compound rate of return of 9.36% for the 37-year period. This balanced approach returned 84% of the total return of 11.1% generated by the S & P 500 Index for the same period.

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