A bi-weekly publication from Consultiva Internacional, Inc. (Registered Investment Adviser)
As reported recently in the Wall Street Journal, an investor used to get a 7.5% return from a 100% bond portfolio 20 years ago. Today, thanks to low interest rates in the U.S., negative rates in Europe and Japan, and slower than expected growth in developed and developing economies, a return that size takes a much more volatile mix. Research from Callan Associates shows that in 2015 achieving strong returns meant spreading money across risky assets, shrinking bond holdings and allocating up to 78% of investment dollars, into stocks, real estate and private equity. Back in February, Consultiva shared its projected allocations for 2016 at the “Pursuit of 8%” annual investor meeting and showed that a 7.5% return needs an asset allocation strategy that shall include a high dose of global stocks and alternative investments, leaving little room for bonds. In today’s markets a 100% fixed income portfolio is estimated to yield between 1.4% and 4.96%. Bonds historically produced a source of safe income streams, but low interest rates have impacted that scenario, and investors have had to compensate by betting on riskier assets, and adjusting investment objectives and risk tolerance levels.
by Myrna Rivera, CIMA®
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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