Market Alert - Selling Bonds, Buying Gold

Following a strong performance from bonds this year, the time has come to start reducing the interest rate sensitivity of the bonds we hold in the Active Asset Allocation model. As a result and as noted in our December 2014 Investor Update posted last week, we are making the following changes to the model portfolio:

  • Reducing the allocation to 5+ Year EU government bonds from 30% to 20%
  • Adding 5% allocation to EU aggregate bonds
  • Adding 5% allocation to EU inflation linked bonds

We are also reducing the allocation to  absolute return bonds from 30% to 20% and increasing the allocation to gold from 20% to 30% ahead of what we expect will be a strong period for precious metals in the months ahead. Our Active Asset Allocator is now positioned 20% equities / 50% bonds* / 30% gold. (Bonds now include euro government, corporate, inflation linked and absolute return bonds).


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