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Is Your Retirement Portfolio All-Weather?

Checking up on these five risk factors can help ensure you're not casting your lot with a single outcome.

Our early summer weather in Chicago has been running to extremes. We've had stretches of what feels like August--hot and muggy, punctuated by periods of monsoon-like rain. But there have also been spells of below-average temperatures that have had everyone griping, "Summer? What summer?"

The market environment has felt even more changeable than usual, too: While stocks started 2018 on a strong note, they limped through the early spring, recovered in May, then flatlined again last month due to trade-related worries.