Mitigating Against Unlucky Returns

2018-01-14 14_06_04-Free stock photo of blowball, dandelion, dandelion seedIt can have a dramatic impact on your retirement – and, unfortunately, it is largely out of your control. We’re talking about the market’s sequence of returns leading up to – and throughout – your golden years. The author of today’s article illustrates the impact that differing sequence of returns can have on the equity portion of one’s portfolio and, noting that individuals thinking of retiring in the next year or two “are vulnerable to an unlucky sequence”, looks at some strategies to mitigate this threat. For more, CLICK HERE.

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These Market Events Could Throw Monkey Wrenches In Plans To Retire

2018-01-08 19_12_23-Morguefile free photographs for commercial useIf you’re planning on retiring this year – or in the next few years – the author of today’s article warns that there are some “potentially market changing events” that could throw a wrench into those plans – and he proceeds to detail three to be cognizant of. The first could come as early as April, the second involves a possible witch hunt against some of the FAANG companies, and in regards to the third the author admits “This is the one I don’t like to talk about.” For more, CLICK HERE.

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“Money On The Table”: Why Retirees Aren’t Touching Their Retirement Savings – Even After Two Decades

2018-01-08 19_10_41-Morguefile free photographs for commercial useThe common belief about retirement assets is that they are systematically drawn down by retirees over the course of their retirement. However, it turns out that this may not actually be the case. Today’s article highlights a surprising research finding: most current retirees, across all wealth levels, have been holding onto the bulk of their retirement savings, even 20 years into retirement. What accounts for this “unexpected resiliency of retirement assets” – and is it likely to remain the case for future retirees? CLICK HERE for more.

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“Opposites Attract”: Top Retirement Income Stock Picks For 2018

2018-01-06 15_56_11-View of People in Kitchen · Free Stock PhotoIn today’s article the author reveals his best dividend stock picks for retirement income this year. The theme of this year’s picks is “Opposites Attract”, which he notes “implies that this collection of stocks might not have a lot in common with each other, but are in a good position to attract both growth and income for your retirement portfolio.” For his five top dividend stock picks for 2018 – and the important trends that give them value (e.g. “People need water to survive”) – CLICK HERE.

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How This “Retiring Boomer Play” Could Help Fund Your Retirement

2018-01-01 15_31_46-Free stock photo of apartment, architecture, balconyThe author of today’s article calls it “the biggest demographic tidal wave ever to sweep the U.S.”: the retirement of the baby boomers. And within that massive trend is another significant trend that investors can cash in on: the boomer rental wave, as boomers drive demand for rental units. The author proceeds to highlight three real-estate investment trusts “with buildings right where these downsizing boomers want to be” – and which offer the prospect of attractive payout growth going forward. For more, CLICK HERE.

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These 3 Value Stocks Could Be Valuable Retirement Portfolio Picks

2018-01-01 15_28_32-Free stock photo of barefoot, beach, blurWhen it comes to building a healthy retirement portfolio, the authors of today’s article note that it’s important to have a mix of investments covering a variety of asset classes and industries – and to include both growth stocks and value stocks. They proceed to highlight three of the latter – value stocks – that may be ideal picks for retirement accounts. For these three stocks – an e-commerce stock, a top utility stock, and a semiconductor stock – CLICK HERE.

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