Volatility

Retirees, Beware “Dollar-Cost Ravaging”

You’ve probably heard of dollar-cost averaging (investing a fixed amount of money at regular intervals over a long period of time to minimize the impact of volatility), but what about “dollar-cost ravaging”? The strategist interviewed in today’s article sees dollar-cost ravaging as a problem that can cause a lot of damage to the portfolios of retirees – especially in the… 

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… 

Investment Practices Of The “Navy SEALs” Of Retirement Savers

The author of today’s article likens them to an “elite Navy SEALs team of retirement savers”: those with $1 million or more in their 401(k). And after membership in this elite group decreased in the final months of last year as volatility in the stock market took its toll, the number of 401(k) millionaires ticked back up in the first… 

Are These The Top 10 Stocks For Today’s Retiree?

“I think there should be a big difference between a retiree portfolio and a retirement portfolio,” argues the author of today’s article, noting that, while a retirement portfolio (held during the pre-retirement accumulation phase) should focus on growth first and foremost, a retiree portfolio (held in retirement) requires a shift in focus to income generation and lower volatility. He proceeds… 

A Portfolio For Aggressive Retirement Savers

Today’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… 

Should ETFs Accompany You Into Retirement?

Exchange-traded funds are becoming an increasingly popular vehicle for accumulating assets for retirement. But what should be done with ETFs (which carry a certain degree of risk) as one moves into retirement (where risk aversion is the name of the game)? The author of today’s article notes that “your first instinct may be to edge away from volatility, but there’s… 

Take One Aspirin: How Impending Retirees Should Deal With Market Volatility

If there’s one word that aptly describes stock prices so far this year, that word is volatility. And, as today’s article points out, “ those saving for and those living in retirement are becoming increasingly fearful of putting their life savings at risk in markets that fall and rise as they have this year.” But is this fear warranted? The…