With stocks in a bear market, is now the right time to be rebalancing 401(k) holdings?

By Adam Shell

Wild swings in the stock market can hurt 401(k)s in two ways.

Emotions can take over, spurring bad investment decisions, and an investor’s asset mix can get out of whack, undermining their portfolio’s risk profile and return potential.

But there’s an antidote to that investment portfolio malady: Set up and stick to a rule-driven “rebalancing” strategy devoid of psychological triggers that ensures that your planned mix of stocks and bonds doesn’t veer too far off track.

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