Today’s investing landscape

Most investors want two simple things from a stock and bond portfolio – income and growth. A closer look at the environment driving fixed income and equity returns can help us better understand what it will take to meet those goals.

Outsized return expectations

An FS Investments study found that investors expect an average market return of 7.2% over the next five years. How can they meet that goal in today’s market?

A hypothetical 60/40 portfolio shows the performance necessary to generate a 7% annual total return.