Investing Specialists

Your Stock/Bond Mix Isn't the Only Thing That Should Change as You Age

Christine Benz

If there's one matter upon which there's universal agreement in the realm of investing, it's that your portfolio's stock/bond mix should get more conservative as you age.

But what about the composition of those asset classes--should they change, too? For example, even though the equity component of a 34-year-old's portfolio will be larger than that of a 70-year-old, should the composition of those equity components look any different?