Stocks? Bonds? Exchange-traded funds? Mutual funds? Annuities? Unit investment trusts? Real estate? Given the wide range of options available when choosing investments for an Individual Retirement Account (today’s article notes you can invest in “almost anything” with an IRA), the critical question is what to select. For some insights on this question, taking into consideration how far you are from retirement, CLICK HERE.
Steady income, conservative growth and diversification are the key offerings of the three exchange-traded funds for retirement highlighted in today’s article. The first ETF is a defensive dividend play, the second offers the prospect of conservative growth through broad exposure to the tech and telecom industries, and the third – a real-estate investment trust ETF – offers diversification thanks to real estate’s low correlation to the stock market. To find out what these three ETFs are and learn more about them, CLICK HERE.
How can real estate, Latin America and beer help fund your retirement? Through dividends! Today’s article highlights three dividend-paying stocks – a real-estate investment trust that has increased its dividend for more than 27 consecutive years, a beer maker that analysts expect will continue to grow earnings by at least 15% annually for the next five years, and a Latin American e-commerce specialist that – while offering a paltry yield right now – is positioned for substantial growth (and has the free cash flow to increase its payout seven-fold right now). To find out what these three stocks are, CLICK HERE.
With a few exceptions (e.g. collectibles, life insurance), you can own pretty much anything in an individual retirement account, from real estate and precious metals to farming interests and church bonds. And with concerns that the stock market is overvalued (and rising interest rates affecting bond prices), nontraditional assets – with their juicy return potential and diversification benefits – may be particularly attractive. But before adding unconventional assets to their portfolios, the author of today’s article cautions that retirement investors should consider their unique complexities. To read more, CLICK HERE.
From real estate to hedge funds to precious metals and more, at least half a million retirement accounts hold unconventional assets – and today’s article focuses on a new report from the Government Accountability Office which warns that “retirement savers choosing these unconventional assets in self-directed individual retirement accounts and solo 401(k)s face big risks….” How might investing in unconventional assets put the retirement security of individual investors at risk? CLICK HERE to find out what the GAO report has to say.
In the current low-rate environment, “generating steady retirement income has never been harder,” declares the author of today’s article. Moreover, the author cautions that yields could just as likely go lower from here as higher. As such, he proceeds to discuss “eight popular sources of retirement income, ranging from dividend stocks to bonds to real estate to annuities, what current rates are for market leading products and the pros and cons of each approach.” For the author’s overview of each of these sources of retirement income – including the one he argues consumers are often too quick to dismiss – CLICK HERE.
The demands associated with house-flipping or being a landlord are probably not something that most retirees want to deal with in their golden years, but there is a real-estate investment option – one that is growing in popularity – that may be particularly retiree-friendly, and it is the subject of today’s article: real estate crowdfunding. The author outlines the advantages this alternative real estate investment offers investors in general (and retirees specifically), as well as potential drawbacks that retirees should be aware of if they are considering venturing into the real estate crowdfunding arena. To read more, CLICK HERE.
After cohabitating with the financial sector, real estate is moving into its own place later this year – becoming its own sector in the S&P 500 and MSCI equity indexes – and, as today’s article highlights, this move is expected to increase the profile and appeal of real estate investment trusts among investors. Here’s what Barron’s has to say: “Separating real estate from financials will draw attention to REITs’ distinct portfolio dynamics: The trusts are income-oriented and offer higher dividend yields….” The article proceeds to highlight five REITs to consider in advance of this change. To see what these five REITs are, and to read more about what experts expect from this new solo sector, CLICK HERE.
Sure, you know that people around the world are living longer, but do you know how to make money off this “global aging megatrend”? Today’s article highlights a recent report on this unprecedented demographic shift and its investment implications. What potentially lucrative investment opportunities exist in the areas of real estate and health care & technology, and how can you get in on the action (including specific REITs and ETFs)? What is the new Aging Population ETF that is in the works? CLICK HERE to read more.