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Historically, it has made reasonable sense for retirees to have a sizable allocation to bonds.  A minimum of 40% was certainly not uncommon.  The logic behind this was that retirees regularly draw from their accounts and are less comfortable with the enhanced volatility that stocks can at times provide.  The supposedly steady income from the...
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Severe disruptions in emerging markets are roiling financial markets across the globe.  Ineffective government leadership in Argentina and political upheaval in Ukraine and Turkey are some of the primary contributors.  In addition, data out of the Chinese economy, which is the world’s 2nd largest, has been quite poor.  While the S&P 500 was down about...
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