Risk

How Investors Can Prepare For – And Capitalize On – This Emerging Threat To Stocks

The Fed may have helped the stock market rally from the March coronavirus collapse, but the author of today’s article warns that “a new and still largely overlooked risk has emerged with the calming of the COVID-19 crisis…And if this risk starts to manifest itself going forward, it will likely bring the U.S. stock market to its knees.” What is… 

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… 

Risk, Reward & Retirement: Which Portfolio Composition Is Best For You?

If you’re retired (or approaching retirement), what’s your investment risk level? The author of today’s article notes that “Retirees will have a combination of different types of risk levels. The question to ask is what type of investment weightings one should have in each based on their risk profile.” As such, after outlining four retirement investment risk levels (zero, minimal,… 

The Biggest Risk To Your Retirement May Be You – Here’s How You Can Protect Yourself

When it comes to assessing risk, the author of today’s article argues that “most people don’t really understand what their true risks are.” He proceeds to identify what he believes is the greatest risk most retirees face – one that is not getting the attention from retired (and retiring) baby boomers that it warrants. The risk in question is associated… 

Five Funds For A Faster $1 Million Nest Egg

When it comes to accumulating that $1 million figure often cited as the recommended amount for a retirement nest egg, the author of today’s article states there are two choices: “Either we can wait nearly half a century…or we can become millionaires faster if we can get a better return.” He proceeds to outline a basket of five funds which… 

The Dallas Police & Fire Pension System: A Cautionary Tale In Alternative Investments

While alternative investments have the potential to both reduce a portfolio’s risk and boost its returns, the key word here, as today’s article emphasizes, is can: “If done poorly, alternative investments can just as easily take a wrecking ball to a portfolio and destroy years’ worth of gains.” Specifically, the author outlines the real-life example of the Dallas Police &… 

Safe Energy For The Retiree’s Portfolio

Risk and retirement don’t go together. As such, given the difficult times (to put it mildly) that the energy sector has experienced over the last couple of years, energy stocks might not seem like goods bets for a retirement portfolio. However, the author of today’s article argues that “those planning (or even in) retirement might be doing themselves a disservice…