Three things happened around the time that the last two bear markets began: the 2-to-10-year part of the yield curve inverted briefly, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in years, and the S&P 500 peaked in value, before plummeting from that peak. Sound familiar? However, while recession worries are mounting, the author of today’s article argues that a recession won’t necessarily wreck the retirements of those who are recently retired or nearing retirement – but something else might. For more, CLICK HERE.
The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates once again and another two rate hikes are now likely before the end of the year. Against this backdrop, the author of today’s article acknowledges that “many market participants, especially retirees with fixed-income-heavy investment mixes, are reasonably concerned about what a period of rising interest rates could mean for their portfolios and for the rest of their financial lives” – and outlines a number of rising rate do’s and don’ts for retirees to consider. For more, CLICK HERE.
With interest rates ticking up, prospects for higher inflation as a result of economic growth, and the uncertainty that comes with a new face helming the Federal Reserve, how can fixed-income investors go about preparing for this environment and the additional risks it poses? The author of today’s article highlights his favorite idea in that regard – a vehicle which “appears to be well-positioned to minimize the impact of rising yields by keeping a short duration.” For more, CLICK HERE.
Much of the market volatility of late has been the result of concerns over inflation creeping up – and the prospect of the Federal Reserve continuing to raise interest rates in response. The author of today’s article looks at what rising rates mean for your money, depending on the positioning of your portfolio in terms of bonds and stocks. Will you lose money as interest rates rise? And what about the new tax law – shouldn’t that help your investments? For more, CLICK HERE.
“If and when the economy bursts, it will take the retirement dreams of millions of Americans with it,” declares the author of today’s article, who examines how the Federal Reserve’s monetary policies since 2008 have reflected a fundamental error that he argues will end up affecting tens of millions of U.S. boomers. That error? Ignoring the demographics of the country, namely the “huge bulge of boomers – retirees and near-retirees – who do not need to be moving out on the risk curve at this time in their lives.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to a rate hike by the Federal Reserve it is not question of “if” but “when” – with the “when” likely being December, if not this week. With a rate hike likely imminent either way, today’s article looks at what (if anything) this will mean for your personal finances – specifically your mortgage, your car loan, your credit card bill, your student loan and your savings account. To read more about what a rate hike may mean for your wallet, CLICK HERE.