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The Importance of Asset Allocation in a Volatile Stock Market

In this installment of our ongoing weekly series Chris Vernon discusses asset allocation in your portfolio, specifically “bond surrogates.” A bond surrogate is a commonly used term to describe some form of fixed income security; however, they can cause over-concentration in the stock market. So, when the stock market goes down so does the value of your portfolio, and with the ongoing volatility of the market, now is the time to take a step back and look at your asset allocation.