Strategists’ Recommended Allocations for Stocks, Bonds, Cash

The table gives recommendations for how much of their assets investors should have in stocks, bonds and cash from strategists at brokerages.

Firm                Stocks          Bonds          Cash
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Bank of America -a   52.0%           34.0%           4.0%
Bank of Montreal -b  62.0%           33.0%           2.0%
Deutsche Bank        75.0%           20.0%           5.0%
JPMorgan             60.0%           25.0%          15.0%
Oppenheimer          65.0%           30.0%           5.0%
UBS -c               45.0%           39.0%           5.0%
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Mean                 59.8%           30.2%           6.0%
Median               61.0%           31.5%           5.0%
High                 75.0%           39.0%          15.0%
Low                  45.0%           20.0%           2.0%

     a. Bank of America also recommends investing 10 percent in
commodities.
     b. BMO also recommends investing 3 percent in alternative
investments.
     c. UBS also recommends investing 6 percent in commodities,
5 percent in real estate.
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