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Strategists’ Recommended Allocations for Stocks, Bonds, Cash

March 12, 2012

The table gives recommendations for how much of their assets investors should have in stocks, bonds and cash from strategists at brokerages.


Firm                Stocks          Bonds          Cash
=========================================================
Bank of America -a   48.0%           37.0%           3.0%
Bank of Montreal -b  63.0%           30.0%           4.0%
Deutsche Bank -c
JPMorgan             60.0%           25.0%          15.0%
Oppenheimer -d
UBS -e               50.0%           33.5%           2.5%
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Mean                 55.3%           31.4%           6.1%
Median               55.0%           31.8%           3.5%
High                 63.0%           37.0%          15.0%
Low                  48.0%           25.0%           2.5%

      a. Bank of America also recommends investing 12 percent in
commodities.
      b. BMO also recommends investing 3 percent in alternative
investments.
      c. Deutsche Bank currently does not have recommendations.
      d. Oppenheimer currently does not have recommendations.
      e. UBS also recommends investing 6.5 percent in
commodities, 5.5 percent in real estate and 2 percent in
volatility.

To contact the reporter on this story: Inyoung Hwang in New York at ihwang7@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Nick Baker at nbaker7@bloomberg.net


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