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Even the MOST conservative of retirement portfolios should have AT LEAST 20% in equities. The most aggressive no more than 80.

An excellent conservative rule of thumb is to put your age (or your spouse's and your average age) as a percentage of your fixed income assets.

We currently hold 60% in equities. We believe that stocks are better valued compared to fixed income instruments right now but we also are of an age where it's prudent to keep "a little powder dry".
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