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I don't see how any of this is caused by Covid. If a portfolio isn't resistant to being "blown up" by low interest rates, it's been in trouble for longer than 2020. If a portfolio can't withstand a 3-month pullback, or a longer mild slump (S&P500 down like 3% YTD), it's not realistically going to survive very long.

If your risk tolerance requires *that* much in T-bonds (which will trail inflation), OF COURSE you will have to hold so much in assets that you're 99% likely to enrich your heirs.

A decade ago, I realized that it would be better to engineer my situation (investments, job, location, etc.) to accommodate many kinds of generic knocks/disappointments/setbacks, rather than to try to guess what's coming next and defend against that possibility (or try to exploit an anticipated good thing that may not materialize).
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