Given the market’s performance over the last nine years (a gain of roughly 400% since the bottom in early 2009), many people are asking themselves whether they can now afford to retire. The flip side of that coin is that portfolio values are high precisely because stock valuations are also quite high. And high stock valuations means low expected returns. In addition, inflation-adjusted interest rates are not especially generous right now.
This week Christine Benz takes a look at these concerns and asks what, if anything, would-be retirees can do about them.
- What If This Turns Out to Be a Terrible Time to Retire? from Christine Benz
Other Recommended Reading
- Demonstrating Conflicts of Interest With Investment Advice from Chris Mamula
- How Section 199A Changes Retirement Planning from Steve Nelson
- How Are You Different From The Average Investor? from Bob French
- Fund Managers and the Illusion of Skill from Rick Ferri
- Are the Guyton-Klinger Spending Rules Overrated? (Part 2 here) from Early Retirement Now
- Some Risks Can’t Be Modeled from Dirk Cotton
- Tiny House Fixes Millennial’s Money Woes from Kim Blanton
Thanks for reading!
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