How bonds can still provide diversification to your portfolio, even though stock and bond returns are just uncorrelated.
Why have both stocks and bonds declined? Rising interest rates and poor earnings forecasts are only part of the story.
How do you create a backup budget and how can this exercise lead to a more nuanced risk capacity analysis?
If you are flexible in your spending, creating a backup budget may measure your risk capacity more accurately, illustrating how much stock you can afford.
The stock market has been quite volatile in the last month. There has been considerable investor uncertainty associated with the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. Historical perspective The chart shows the performance of the S&P 500, adjusted for inflation using the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) since the beginning of 1926 (when the Standard Statistics Company [Learn more…]
Returns are unknown, and an individual cannot be certain they will achieve a larger return from one management strategy over another. Rick Miller discusses the how risk premiums should factor into expected returns.
What interest rate do you use when planning for life? Rick Miller discusses the use of risk-free rates when planning for returns.