Investors’ aversion to stock funds and wholesale embracing of exchange-traded, bond and go-anywhere funds in 2009 may not be an aberration but a true turning point in investor behavior, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Besides a newfound aversion to risk after the market’s 37% decline in 2008, Baby Boomers are loading up on bonds to protect their golden years, noted Investment Company Institute Chief Economist Brian Ried.

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