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Nir Kaissar

Don't Give Stocks 100% of Yourself

Allocate, allocate, allocate.

Go ahead, invest 100 percent of everything you have in stocks. Or, even better, please don't.

A recent New York Times column suggesting that investors allocate 100 percent to stocks clearly disagreed with that point of view, using a relatively non-controversial argument: Stocks have a higher expected return than bonds, and the longer your investment period, the greater the probability of capturing that higher return.