April 15, 2024

S3E14 – Why Diversify Your Retirement Portfolio

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Welcome to our latest episode where we explore the complexities and considerations behind diversification of investment portfolios, particularly during retirement. In this in-depth discussion, we lay out compelling market analyses, historical comparisons, and thought-provoking strategies for investors looking to optimize their financial planning.

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Whether you’re just starting to think about retirement or are actively re-balancing your portfolio, this episode is packed with insights that tackle a crucial question: Should you diversify your portfolio in retirement?


  • Examining the past decade’s stock market trends and their implications for portfolio diversification.
  • Understanding how international and emerging market stocks compare to US large company stocks.
  • Insights from behavioral finance and market valuations that could shape your investment strategy.
  • Discussing the ‘lost decade’ and what it can teach us about asset allocation.

Key Points

  • US large company stocks have seen enormous growth compared to developed and emerging markets since 2009.
  • Experts suggest a diminishing effect of diversification due to globalization but highlight its continued relevance.
  • The early 2000s saw much lower returns on US stocks, emphasizing the benefit of a diversified portfolio during downturns.
  • Valuations play a critical role in expected market returns, with current trends hinting at better prospects for international markets going forward.

Market Analysis

  • A detailed analysis of the performance of different market sectors over a decade.
  • Discussion on stock market valuations and investment strategies.
  • The role of valuations in long-term market predictions and the balance between US and global market performance.

Wrapping Up

Remember, the path to smart investing in retirement lies in understanding diversification, historical performance, and staying true to a disciplined strategy. While recent performances may favor certain markets, long-term success often results from a balanced and diversified approach that can weather a variety of economic climates.

We want to thank you for tuning in, and if you’re seeking more insights or need assistance in your investment strategy, consider reaching out to Shotwell Rutter Baer.

Click here to learn about the Strategic Reliable Blueprint, our financial plan process for your future.

Call us at 517-321-4832 for financial and retirement investing advice.

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