Talk Your Book: 2021 Outlook

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We spoke with State Street’s Matthew Bartolini about the outlook for diversified portfolios and the market in 2021 and beyond.

We discuss:

  • What is the alternative to a 60/40 portfolio?
  • Are junk bonds strategic holdings or better for tactical investing?
  • Do investors need to diversify more in fixed income?
  • The 3 types of risk in bonds
  • Could retirees who need to earn returns going to keep valuations high?
  • How to think about investing in preferred stocks
  • Why it’s so difficult to build a bond portfolio with yield right now
  • Bonds allow you to take more equity risk
  • How much would bond investors lose if rates rise?
  • What is the origin of the 60/40 portfolio?
  • How much of a home country bias to U.S. investors currently have?
  • Did stock market investors pull forward 2021 fundamentals?
  • Why cyclical stocks have gotten crushed

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