Man or Bot: With The Return Of Volatility, Where Do Older Investors Turn For Advice?

2018-02-15 20_15_05-Free stock photos of help · PexelsAfter sitting at near-record lows for quite some time, market volatility is back – and investors are contending with the question of what this means for them. Older investors nearing retirement (and who don’t have the luxury of time on their side) may be feeling especially anxious. On top of that, there is the question of where to turn for advice in these choppy markets: a financial advisor or robo advisors. The author of today’s article believes that “the February correction is a natural occasion to explore how advice by algorithm compares with human-provided financial advice in times of high anxiety” – and proceeds to do just that. CLICK HERE.

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Dividend Champions On The Cheap

2018-02-10 18_58_29-Free stock photos of win · PexelsIf you are in the pre-retirement accumulation phase, the recent market selloffs offer an opportunity to purchase your future retirement dividend income at a bargain. As such, the author of today’s article screened the list of dividend champions, using a number of criteria to identify quality dividend companies that may be worthy of further consideration by bargain-hunting retirement accumulators. For the 30 dividend champions that passed the screen, CLICK HERE.

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A Portfolio For Aggressive Retirement Savers

2018-01-28 06_52_41-Free stock photo of belt, cash, credit cardToday’s article outlines a mutual fund portfolio for aggressive retirement savers – i.e. investors who are still many years away from retirement (or who are closer to retirement but already have their in-retirement income needs covered). As the author notes, these individuals can “reasonably hold more in potentially more volatile subasset classes, such as small-cap stocks and foreign stocks and bonds… With less concern for short-term portfolio gyrations, they can benefit from the extra diversification and potentially higher returns that these subasset classes can provide.” For more on the Aggressive Retirement Saver portfolio, CLICK HERE.

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Should TIPS Be Getting More Respect From Retirees?

2018-01-28 06_48_31-Woman Looking at Sunset · Free Stock PhotoThe author of today’s article calls them “the Rodney Dangerfield of retirement investing” as they are getting no respect. The investment in question? Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) – which the author notes have been producing disappointing returns in recent years compared to regular Treasurys. However, while many retirees have been abandoning TIPS in favor of regular Treasurys, he cautions that “many of the criticisms of TIPS reflect a fundamental misunderstanding” of what they can offer. For more, CLICK HERE.

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“A New Way To Income”: Could Retirees Benefit From This Leveraged ETF?

2018-01-21 18_13_57-Free stock photo of architecture, bridge, brooklyn bridgeLeverage and retirement don’t conventionally go together – but a new exchange-traded fund targeting retirees who require more income than they can get from a typical 60-40 stock-bond portfolio is looking to include a leverage component in an effort to provide investors with superior returns. As today’s article outlines, “this fund takes those vanilla investments, adds a dollop of exposure to racier asset classes that have historically generated higher income, sprinkles in some leverage and, voila, investors get a fund that can support a 7 percent annual distribution rate.” 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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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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