Real estate, stock markets, and mutual funds have seen massive increases in the last three decades. Why?
Since peaking in the early ’80s, central banks have been lowering interest rates to grow the economy and increase wealth.
Source: FactSet. Data as of 12/31/17 
Over 200 years of interest rate data tell us that interest rates move in 60-year cycles. On average, 30 years up and 30 years down. These historic low-interest rates are coming to an end.
Source: William, Ron. “Goldilocks & The Big Bond Bear: Deflationary Spike Risk Into 4%.” LinkedIn 
News flash. We are overdue to enter the next 30-year interest rate upcycle.
Serious inflationary pressure may be brewing due to the enormous debt and deficits currently being racked up by central bankers, forcing them to increase interest rates.
In this environment, bonds are at risk of losing money, and stocks are at risk of underperforming.
What has worked in the past may no longer work going forward.
The 7-year Asset Class Forecast below suggests that the longest bull market in history, (two decades) is coming to a close.
Source: GMO, Mauldin: The 60/40 Portfolio Is Riskier Than Ever
Increased interest rates, elevated debt and moderate economic growth will put the typical stock, bond or balanced mutual fund portfolio at risk.
Uncertain times require different investment planning and forecasting strategies to continue strong, long-term returns.
You will need an advisor who understands the trends and looks forward rather than resting on past successes — one who understands the new market reality and will prepare you for this new reality.
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 “New Client Assets in Today’s Market: A Blessing or a Curse?” Paritas Capital Management, 6 Apr. 2018, https://www.paritascapital.com/blog/new-client-assets-in-todays-market-a-blessing-or-a-curse/.
 William, Ron. “GOLDILOCKS & THE BIG BOND BEAR: DEFLATIONARY SPIKE RISK INTO 4%.” LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/goldilocks-big-bond-bear-deflationary-spike-risk-4-ron.
 “GMO 7-Year Asset Class Forecast: August 2019.” Home, https://www.gmo.com/americas/research-library/gmo-7-year-asset-class-forecast-1q-2020/.