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Understanding the 50/30/20 Investment Strategy

The 50/30/20 Investment Strategy involves allocating your investment portfolio across three asset classes as follows:

Equities (50%)

Equities, also known as stocks, represent ownership in publicly-traded companies. Historically, equities have outperformed other asset classes over the long term, making them a crucial component of a growth-oriented portfolio. While equities may experience short-term volatility, they offer the potential for substantial returns over extended periods.  Stock investing includes risks, including fluctuating prices and loss of principal.

Bonds (30%)

Bonds are fixed-income securities issued by governments, municipalities, or corporations. They are considered more stable than equities and can provide a regular income stream through interest payments. Bonds can act as a buffer during market downturns and offer a level of capital preservation, making them an essential element for risk reduction.  Bonds are subject to market and interest rate risk if sold prior to maturity. Bond values will decline as interest rates rise and bonds are subject to availability and change in price.

Alternative Investments (20%)

Alternative investments include a wide range of assets beyond traditional stocks and bonds. Examples may include structured products, real estate, commodities, private equity, hedge funds, and more. The purpose of allocating a portion to alternative investments is to enhance diversification further and potentially achieve non-correlated returns that aren't solely tied to the stock or bond markets.  Alternative investments may not be suitable for all investors and involve special risks such as leveraging the investment, potential adverse market forces, regulatory changes and potentially illiquidity. The strategies employed in the management of alternative investments may accelerate the velocity of potential losses.

Diversification

Diversification

By spreading investments across multiple asset classes, the strategy has the potential to reduce the overall portfolio risk. During periods of market volatility, the performance of different asset classes can offset each other, potentially minimizing losses. There is no guarantee that a diversified portfolio will enhance overall returns or outperform a non-diversified portfolio. Diversification does not protect against market risk.

Risk Management

Risk Management

The 50/30/20 strategy aims to strike a balance between growth and stability, which can be particularly appealing to investors with moderate risk tolerance.

Potential for Growth

Potential for Growth

The equity component allows investors to participate in the growth of well-performing companies, potentially generating higher returns compared to fixed-income assets.

Steady Income

Steady Income

Bonds provide a predictable income stream through regular interest payments, providing stability and meeting income needs for investors seeking consistent cash flow.

Access to Alternative Opportunities

Access to Alternative Opportunities

By dedicating a portion to alternative investments, investors gain exposure to non-traditional assets that can provide diversification beyond the stock and bond markets.

Implementing the 50/30/20 Investment Strategy

Implementing the 50/30/20 Investment Strategy

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Let us partner with you on your journey to building a robust, diversified investment portfolio that seeks to bring you closer to achieving your long-term financial objectives. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our team of experts and explore how the 50/30/20 Investment Strategy can work for you. Your financial success is our priority.

No strategy assures success or protects against loss.

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