That was the question posed to Leon Cooperman yesterday morning on CNBC. His response was a strong yes! The sweet spot he is referring to is the perfect time to be moving out of bonds into stocks. Low interest rates, a fairly valued stock market at 15x and signs of economic growth make the timing right. So why are individual investors still hunkering down in bond funds??? Bond yields have all ready started to rise and as the yield rises, prices go down and then they are left in the same situation as when they were invested in stocks at the height of the market. The real risk now is in bonds, not stocks! I have seen it over and over in my years as a mutual fund manager. The individual investor notoriously buys at the top and sells at the bottom. I’m with Leon. I think we are in the sweet spot.
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