Thomas L. Finn, CFA  Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
Q. Being in my mid-60’s, I’m reconsidering investments my heirs can depend on. What’s your long-term outlook on conservative, U.S. Treasury backed securities?

A. The upside of conservative U.S. Treasury backed securities is a 100 percent return of principal and a consistent income stream. The downside is a low interest (coupon) rate and the potential loss of purchasing power. We recommend a diversified portfolio of securities — some with little risk like Treasuries and others with more risk like stocks — to meet the investor’s need for reduced volatility while protecting the purchasing power of the funds.”

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