Dow Jones, a News Corp company
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services
The big advantage is diversification. The disadvantage is a lack of allocation flexibility.
“Balanced” mutual and exchange-traded funds—which invest in both stocks and bonds—get less attention than their single-minded brethren.
With their typical allocations of 60% stocks and 40% bonds, balanced funds give investors exposure to both markets, and provide automatic rebalancing at times when big moves in either or both markets can push fund weightings out of whack.