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Stock Exposure: Grow or Shrink Throughout Retirement?

Researchers have reached different conclusions, but David Blanchett of Morningstar Investment Management says the tried-and-true formula of reducing stock exposure over time is still the best option for most retirees.

Note: This video is part of Morningstar's October 2014 5 Keys to Retirement Investing special report. 

Christine Benz: Hi, I'm Christine Benz for Morningstar.com. It's often taken as an article of faith that retirees' equity allocations should decline as the years go by. But some recent research has taken a closer look at that issue. Joining me to discuss his research into this topic is David Blanchett. He is head of retirement research for Morningstar Investment Management.