When planning for retirement, it’s important to make several assumptions concerning expected investment returns, life expectancy and inflation. If you utilize conservative assumptions regarding these factors, your chances of not running out of money will improve. However, according to David Blanchett, the head of retirement research for Morningstar, stocks are likely to return in the…

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There is a universal disclaimer that warns investors not to assume that the recent results of any particular investment will continue into the future. Despite this warning, when contemplating potential investment strategies, investors tend to place excessive weight on recent performance. After all, who wants to invest in a fund that lost 20 percent in…

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