Market-timing investors’ efforts to outguess the random day-to-day variations in the stock market hurts their performance. They’d have better results it they behaved like rats.
Investors have many reasons to despise international stocks today. Chiefly among them is performance: they’ve underperformed large cap U.S. stocks by 7% per year since 2008. Despite international
It’s that time of year again, when the financial media issues its “Where to Invest Now” guides. As is often the case, following these experts’ advice in 2016 would have caused more pain than gain.
Despite rekindled fears over rising interest rates, higher yields are a positive development for long-term investors.
Balancing the desire to live for today against minimizing the risk of outliving one’s money is the primary challenge of successful retirement planning.
If we declared September 30th the end of 2016, the return of a typical Vista portfolio (65% stocks, 35% bonds) would be close to its long-term average of 8.8%. An average year may not sound like news until you realize how rarely it has occurred historically.