The following comes from FundAdvice.Com. They used the period 1970 through 2002, which includes two major market meltdowns, one bout of runaway inflation, and a couple minor market crises. You'll have to assess your own risk/reward tolerance, but the value of a fixed income allocation seems obvious. % Return Equity/Fixed Income Ratio 60/40 70/30 80/20 S&P 500Compound Annual Return 11.6 12.1 12.7 10.8Worst 12 Months -20.6 -24.8 -28.9 -38.9Worst 60 Months 7.9 4.0 0.1 -11.2
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