Episode 6 - Tilt Your Allocation
Academic research has identified specific characteristics or “dimensions” of risk that produce higher expected returns over the long run. Over the long run, stocks out-perform bonds, smaller companies out-perform larger companies, value companies out-perform growth companies, and higher profitable companies out-perform lower profitable companies.
Once you have established how much you should have in stocks, then “tilt” your stock portfolio to the areas that drive long-term returns. For your bond portfolio, there is no need to take on more risk than you carry in your stock portfolio, so stick to bond portfolios that are designed more for principal protection than the highest yield (income) possible.
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