As the coronavirus pandemic sent markets reeling, many investors wonder if there's such a thing as a safe investment. Technically, no investment is risk-free. But some investment practices can be safer than others.
All investments experience market volatility, which is why retirement portfolio strategies should focus on allocating assets across investments of different risk levels.
Are you making the shift from accumulation to decumulation in retirement? Learn about the difference between these stages.
As you progress through your retirement investing journey, consider adjusting your asset allocation as your time horizon, investment goals, and risk tolerance change.
Temporarily protect your retirement against volatility risk. Here are some retirement- planning strategies.
When making decisions about your equity compensation, remember that the brain can work against you. Here are a few potential pitfalls to avoid. If in doubt, consider reaching out to a financial professional.
Unexpected events can get in the way as you prepare for and enter retirement. Here are some tips on how to try and mitigate their potential impact.
There’s more to portfolio diversification than stocks and bonds. Factors like market capitalization, international vs. domestic holdings, and sub-sector exposure all deserve consideration as you build a well-diversified portfolio.
Here’s why you need to keep your retirement money growing even when you’re already using it (hint: inflation and longevity).
Are you on track to have income that lasts throughout your retirement? Learn six steps to help answer this question and create a retirement income plan.
What are separately managed accounts (SMAs), and how do they work for investors?
This article presents some points to consider about diversifying holdings of company stock acquired from equity compensation.
What are the different assets you can use to help build your investment portfolio? Explore the major asset classes: stock, fixed income, cash, and alternatives.
Learn four financial principles and objectives to consider as you approach your retirement years.
Feeling financially conservative at retirement age? Your golden years need not be totally devoid of growth investments.
Harness the power of a managed portfolio to help pursue your financial goals.
Our busy lives leave little room to monitor the stock markets regularly. There are times when we can just ignore our retirement portfolios—for a little while.
When retirement planning, there are many things to consider while assessing your income, expenses and assets. These 6 steps can help turn your goals into acti
Is a dynamic approach to retirement fund drawdowns right for you? Go beyond the 4% rule and explore other strategies.
Learn about the “bucket approach,” a drawdown strategy that involves holding three different buckets of money, or separate asset accounts, for retirement.
How might rising interest rates impact long-term investing decisions? Discuss the impact of a rate hike on long-term savings: fixed income, long-term care.
Is retirement just around the corner? Are you worried about being financially unfit? Here are six tips to help get you retirement ready.
Avoid that dreaded all-your-eggs-in-one-basket cliché and look to a bin of mutual funds for diversification.
Have you ever wondered what else can be traded in an individual retirement account (IRA) besides stocks and bonds? Learn how to trade futures in an IRA.
Retirement planners: Now is the time to look at year-end strategies and adopt habits in the new year to get you a few steps closer to your goals.
Modern portfolio theory (MPT) is built on asset allocation, diversification, and rebalancing your portfolio without letting human emotion interfere.
Dynamic withdrawal retirement income strategy is quite a mouthful. The math is necessarily complex, too. But the concept is simple and playing an increasing role in baby boomer retirement planning.
The classic age/asset allocation formula is one place to start thinking about your retirement portfolio makeup. But the discussion shouldn’t stop there.
The global financial crisis and other recent market developments raise questions over the validity of the 4% withdrawal guideline for retirement funds.
Interest rates are going up. If you hold an annuity, or are considering one, it’s important to understand how these investments will be affected.
Cash alone won’t cut it as a lingering low-rate environment challenges income investing.
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