February 2022 Newsletter
Investing During Retirement & More!
Tim recently came across an article that discusses how many older investors have more money in stocks than they may realize. While it’s true that many older investors may have more stocks in their portfolio than past generations of retirees, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
We’re concerned that older investors may have too little exposure to growth assets such as stocks. In our experience, most people are behind the curve in planning and preparing for retirement. This deficit is often due to people underestimating their lifespan, higher levels of inflation, and the future cost of health care. As a result, we think that retirees face a bigger threat of outliving their wealth than they do to the risk of having too much money in stocks.
Another risk that has been largely forgotten over the past 40 years is interest-rate risk on bonds. When interest rates increase (as they are now with the Fed attempting to reduce inflation), the value of bonds typically goes down. Although many have recommended that retirees move to a portfolio of 60% stocks and 40% bonds to limit the risks associated with owning stocks, we’re now seeing the potential hazards of that recommendation. With the stock market declining and interest rates on the rise, the 60/40 portfolio had its worst return in January since March 2020.
We’d rather not see people scared out of stocks as they age based on arbitrary rules of thumb. Keep in mind that everyone is different, so we recommend that each investor has a plan tailored to them. Consider reviewing your investment mix so you know what you own, take your risk temperature, and measure your projected returns versus the targeted returns for your goals.
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