The Return to Volatility: Part II By Jonathan V Bever
Investing from the end of the diving board
By Kirk Larson
Social Security Washington Public Affairs Specialist
Every birthday deserves celebration, but some seem a little more special than others. Think of a baby’s first birthday. Sweet 16. The “Big 4-0.” Then, before you know it, along comes 65. This last milestone is especially important to retirees.
By Jonathan V. Bever
This February we have seen the return of volatility in the stock markets. Believe it or not shorting the VIX or shorting volatility has been a popular trade for a few years. Anyone with long term investment experience knows that sooner or later market fluctuations will begin again; this February it certainly has.
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And now after Brexit……… As Fulcrum Wealth Advisors’ clients have been aware, for the past two-plus years, our stance on the financial markets have been one of caution, if not an outright concern, and the current vote by the British to leave the European Economic Union has done nothing to alleviate these concerns. What does Brexit mean to Us?
Any protection strategy that focuses only on insurance can leave you and your family vulnerable to the threat of legal system which doesn’t necessarily share your objectives.
A new survey by PNC Financial Services Group discovered members of Generation X are working harder to avert a retirement crisis. Meanwhile, many baby boomers in their 50s and 60s are falling behind. Although it’s not a competition to see who retires with the most cash, it is important to get motivated so you don’t outlive your retirement money.
Actuarial data shows women live longer than men, but many women lag behind in retirement savings. Astute retirement planning gives modern women the edge whether they are single, married, work outside the home or manage a household. According to an article by cnbc.com, women in the United States save less money for retirement compared to their male peers.