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What is the role of fixed income in a balanced portfolio?

What is the role of fixed income in a balanced portfolio?

Balanced portfolios combine various asset classes and investment strategies to balance an appropriate level of risk with an acceptable level of return. These portfolios are typically comprised of a mix of equities (i.e. stocks) and fixed income (i.e. bonds). Historically, bonds have served three major purposes in balanced portfolios: diversification, capital preservation, and income generation.

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Wealth Management is more than investment management. It considers the larger picture. While your investments are critical to your success throughout retirement, it is also important to understand how your taxes, finanical plan, estate, and insurance can affect both your overall situation. Do you know when you should begin collecting social security to maximize its benefit? Have you followed the necessary steps to help your assets pass efficiently to your heirs, avoiding probate? If 529 plans are applicable to you, have you considered 529 plan superfunding or how to maximize 529 plan tax advantages? Our wealth management Q&As consist of popular topics among our clients and are not limited to investment management.