This post is sponsored by OppenheimerFunds.
People often think of investments as a hedge for the future — money you shouldn’t think about until you really need it. But a well-balanced portfolio can do much more than act as an untouchable nest egg.
Funds don’t play just one role in your portfolio. If you think in terms of growth, income and protection* against certain risks, some funds can end up multitasking for you. OppenheimerFunds senior economist Brian Levitt gives examples of strategies that fulfil more than one function.
Watch the video below for Levitt’s analysis of those issues and more.
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