It Has Been a Near-Perfect Investing Environment. But It May End Soon.

As this article from today’s WSJ points out, the “near-perfect” environment is in reference to a two decade-long financial market anomaly (dating back to the late 1990s) in which stock and bond  have tended to move in opposite directions.  Thus, investors have been able to (quite effectively) hedge risk by owning both asset classes.
For two decades, government bonds have provided what amounts to free insurance against stock-market struggles. But that’s a historical anomaly.
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