This Investment Helps College Endowments and Billionaires Beat the Stock Market

When it comes to investing, your options are not limited to equities, bonds, and money market instruments alone. There are many non-traditional, alternative investments that can help you diversify your portfolio and give you excellent returns in the long term. One such alternative investment is private equity. Many of the world’s most respected investors, such […]

Strategist: Retiring Boomers Could Mean Decade-Long Slump in Stocks

Jefferies analysts recently revived an economic theory that the oncoming wave of baby boomer retirements could usher in a stock market “dark period.” The theory goes that as boomers liquidate equity holdings in a mass exodus there could be a decade-long slump in stock prices.  That is, until the younger generation starts to buy up […]

How 401(k) Plans Practically Dictated a Bull Market — and What Could Happen Next

The fund automatically reallocates the bond to equity percentage weighting in the retirement account. Given their popularity, TDFs have had an out-sized impact on the market. In no small measure, these automated funds have helped support the 10-year long bull market. Target-date funds were marketed to individuals in the early years of their employment history […]

7 Cities Where the Average Monthly Rent is $600 or Less

Even though home ownership is considered the American dream, many young Americans can’t afford it. More than 78% of homeowners are 65 years old or older. Less than 36% of homeowners are under 35 years old. Yet apartment renting isn’t always the cheaper option either. San Francisco features the highest average national rent prices. A studio […]

5 Crucial Money Decisions If You Are Forced to Retire Early

Forced retirement is a problem many folks are grappling with these days. Around 37% of retirees in the country leave work earlier than they had expected, typically due to health problems, layoffs, shutdowns and cutbacks. Many forced to retire early struggle with their day-to-day expenses as a result of losing their only source of income. […]