Investment strategy Why bonds may not be the safe haven they once were “De-risking” by shifting your portfolio into bonds used to make sense. Britain: no slouch in the drinks department © Getty Images/iStockphoto If you want to cut the risk in your portfolio, what should you do? […] It explains why around 70% of private DB assets are in long-term bonds, and why 75% of those are gilts. It also explains why individuals near retirement are encouraged to shift from the standard portfolio mix of 60% equities and 40% bonds, to more like 100% bonds. […] It’s easy to forget that we got a perfectly reasonable Brexit deal through in a year (please don’t write to us about the teething problems until it is clear that they are more than that) and are in the middle of rolling out a pretty good (by global standards) vaccine programme that will hopefully return us to our old normal in the next few months.
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