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These 3 Tech Stocks Missed Out On 2020’s Rally – But Could Deliver Huge Growth In 2021

The thing that created the conditions that made 2020 so awful for so many – the coronavirus pandemic – also created the conditions for tech to stage an impressive rally. The three promising tech stocks highlighted in today’s article, however, did not participate in that rally. As a result, these underperforming stocks “still trade at levels that leave room for… 

How To Earn Better-Than-Average Returns In The Post-Coronavirus Economy

If you want to earn just “average” gains in the post-coronavirus economy, invest in broad index funds. But if you want better-than-average returns, stock and non-broad-based ETF picking will be the way to go, argues the author of today’s article. Just what are the many major shifts – from privacy rights to education to biotechnology – that the economy will… 

The Secret That Makes Berkshire Hathaway The “Single Best Retirement Stock Out There Today”

“It’s easier than you think to identify Warren Buffett’s top retirement stock. Don’t overthink it. It’s his own company: Berkshire Hathaway,” declares the author of today’s article, who identifies the “secret” that allows Berkshire to deliver such impressive returns – and which makes it “the single best retirement stock out there today.” For this – and more reasons why Berkshire… 

A Field Guide To “The Wilder Side Of Retirement Investing”

Interval funds. Non-traded real estate investment trusts. Private placements. In the hunt for higher yields, superior total returns and diversification, the author of today’s article notes that retirees “are venturing into some murky waters” – and cautions that “Investors considering a foray into less-liquid, more-complex holdings need to scrutinize these investments’ fees, withdrawal restrictions, valuations, volatility and other risks.” For… 

Taking Stock Of Stock Exposure At Retirement

When it comes to how to approach investing in retirement (where retirees face several different kinds of risk, including the risk of running out of money due to insufficient portfolio growth and “sequence of returns” risk), the author of today’s article notes that “you need to balance the risk of too little growth with the risk of too much equity… 

Some “Statistical Comfort” On Retiring At Market Highs

With the market butting up against all-time highs, those who are about to retire may be feeling particularly concerned, given sequence of returns risk and the potentially catastrophic effect of poor returns early on in retirement. For those nervous near-retirees, today’s article may provide some comfort as it outlines what a research team found when it comes to retiring at… 

How Starting Valuations Could Make Or Break Your Retirement

“While the market has long periods of high returns, it has even more long period of low returns. Investors have seen entire decades delivering nothing but losses,” notes the author of today’s article – and this reality is critical for retirement planners to be cognizant of, given that financial advisors often use overly optimistic return assumptions when creating retirement plans… 

How Much Do Stock Market Declines Actually Hurt New Retirees?

After an extended period of near record-low volatility, the market has seen a number of marked declines in recent weeks. Market declines can be terrifying – especially for those just starting retirement. As the author of today’s article notes, “retirement success is influenced by the returns that an investor earns when their portfolio is largest (presumably right at retirement). Therefore,… 

Should TIPS Be Getting More Respect From Retirees?

The 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… 

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

Leverage 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…