Swapping Out

If designed well, a diversified, multi-asset portfolio can provide growth during pre-retirement accumulation years and stable income flows during post-retirement distribution years.There should be 12 required asset classes: large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap U.S. stocks; foreign stocks (developed and emerging markets); real estate; natural resources; other commodities; U.S. bonds; inflation-protected bonds; foreign bonds; and cash.

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