• “Probably the biggest shift I am seeing is that clients are solely concerned about their downside.  And they are all too willing to give up potential upside just to be sure their downside is protected.”
  • Even with today’s sub-3% inflation, you can’t hope to keep up if your money is earning half a percentage point at the bank. When your portfolio lags inflation, your purchasing power is gradually chipped away.
  • Over the past 50 years inflation has averaged 4.1%; during that time, large-cap stocks returned an annualized 9.8%.
  • “As hard as it may be to stick with stocks, given what has happened history has proved that they have a great record of delivering inflation-beating gains.”

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