Is the 60/40 portfolio dead?

Season 2 Episode 7

“Is the 60/40 portfolio dead”? That was a topic making big financial headlines in 2022. But so far this year, media outlets have been walking back on that sentiment. In this episode of Edelman Financial Engines’ Everyday Wealth™, Jean talks to Christine Benz, Morningstar's director of personal finance, about portfolio construction, the 4% rule, and what it all means for you. Later in the episode, wealth planner Isabel Barrow joins to discuss the ins and outs of sticking with a diversified portfolio.


Ms. Chatzky receives cash compensation for acting as hosts of the Everyday Wealth radio show and podcast and for related activities and therefore has an incentive to endorse Edelman Financial Engines and its planners.  That compensation is a fixed sum paid on an annual basis; and reimbursement for certain expenses.  The amount paid each year does not vary, is not based on show content or any results-dependent factors (e.g., popularity of the show).

This show is pre-recorded, and any callers are prescreened.

The views and opinions expressed by Christine Benz are solely her own and may not reflect the views or opinions of EFE or its planners. The information being provided is for informational and educational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice. You should consult with a financial advisor to help determine the best options for your particular circumstances.

Investing strategies, such as asset allocation, diversification, or rebalancing do not assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses. There are no guarantees that a portfolio employing these or any other strategy will outperform a portfolio that does not engage in such strategies. Funds and ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. All investments have inherent risks. There can be no assurance that the investment strategy proposed will obtain its goal. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

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Is the 60/40 portfolio dead?

Is the 60/40 portfolio dead?