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saker writes,

It seems to me that the fear is that the tradiditonal retiree has a bias toward income producing investments (e.g. bonds) over appreciating investments (Stocks). If the Boomers hold true to prior generations patterns, the concern is that that will cause a big shift out of stocks. So it is a change in the asset allocations of the aging boomers that causes the concern. I've not seen any research/data on the following generations savings patterns.

Harry Dent, author of The Roaring 2000's, advises switching to 100% bonds by 2009. By then, the great demographic spending wave will start to peter out as the baby boomers age.

It will be interesting to see if the baby boomers hold fast to "Stocks for the Long Run" at the very time that their "grandfather's T-bonds" may be the best investment.

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