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Commit to Disciplined Investing

Gregory van Inwegen

By Gregory van Inwegen

Global Head of Quantitative Research and Asset Allocation - Citi Investment Management

September 11, 2019Posted InInvestments

Strategic asset allocation relies upon a long-term target mix of equities, fixed income, cash, and other asset classes, along with consistent rebalancing to maintain desired weightings.  In this paper, we examine the pitfalls of attempting to “time the market” by highlighting market returns shortly after major stress periods.  Additionally, we demonstrate the long-term underperformance of Cash, compared to a more broadly allocated basket of investments, when inflation is considered.

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