Following a year of strong gains, we believe stocks still look attractive. To help achieve growth with downside protection, consider tailoring a mix of solutions into a well-diversified growth portfolio.
Why you need to act:
- In the last 20 years, equity markets have reached new highs and produced impressive returns, but it has come at the cost of volatility.
- To help reduce the impact of equity shocks, many investors attempted to diversify, but inadvertently moved into riskier stocks.
- At a time when cash and many bonds are producing negative real (after-inflation) returns, equities offer an attractive opportunity to grow your assets.
While stocks are no longer as cheap as they were a year ago, we believe they also aren’t in bubble territory. We believe equities still have room to run and offer the best opportunity for growth.
To seek a more consistent experience, it is important to add alternatives and find strategies with broad flexibility to invest anywhere.
Strategies focusing on dividend-paying stocks with a history of low volatility seek long-term growth with less risk.
*Gallup, Nov. 2013.