Ignore Market Forecasts And Adopt An All-Weather Portfolio

Jul. 08, 2022 4:57 PM ETBND, EEM, GLD, GSG, IEI, TIP, TLT, VEA, VNQ, VTI, VV34 Comments
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  • Many experts tell us the market’s direction and which assets are best to ride out market storms.
  • But the data show market timing is destructive to your wealth and the pros struggle to pick the best asset classes.
  • Two example index-based, all-weather portfolios demonstrate a proven formula to ride out rough markets and achieve solid long-term performance.
  • Why adopt an all-weather portfolio right now.
  • A more nuanced approach is possible.

Weather Thunderstorm Climate Change



The current market turmoil has fueled many different expert opinions about what investors should do. Jeremy Grantham and Jim Rogers expect one of the worst bear markets ever. Some say to buy stocks - the market is bottoming. Technical analysts and market

Missing the Market's Best Days Can Be Costly


Asset class positive performance tendencies


Favorable asset classes by scenario


Periodic table of asset class performance

BlackRock Investment Institute, data from Refinitiv, June 2022

Ray Dalio All-Weather Portfolio


Marc Faber Portfolio


All Weather Portfolio performance and the 60-40

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Ray Dalio Portfolio Rolling Returns


Marc Faber Portfolio Rolling Returns


Historical Equity-Bond Correlation

"Equity-Bond Correlation: A Historical Perspective, 2017, Graham Capital

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Wakerly is an investor, entrepreneur and consultant with over 35 years of investment experience. Utilizes a macro-style, passive, index-based asset allocation investment style, with a value orientation and contrarian bent. Manages/advises on family portfolios collectively valued in the eight-figure range. B.S. Engineering and MBA in investments from University of Illinois. 11,000+ hours of investment management and research. Accomplished entrepreneur, consultant and business owner. Wakerly has a passion to help individuals improve their financial literacy and investing skills and besides writing for SeekingAlpha and Advisor Perspectives has presented at universities, churches and various webinars.

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