I’m holding in my hands a hot-off-the-press Report from the well-respected research firm, DALBAR, Inc., about the actual returns investors have been getting in the stock market over the last 20 years. The news is shocking, but should make sense if you’ve been having the feeling your investment accounts aren’t rising at the rate the market has been…
The average equity fund investor has gotten less than half of the return of the S&P 500 over the last two decades – beating inflation by less than 1% per year
The average fixed income investor got – you should probably sit down for this – only 15% of the return of the related benchmark (Barclay’s Aggregate Bond Index)
The typical asset allocation investor got less than 30% of the return of the S&P 500 – 2.12% per year to be exact – and didn’t even keep up with inflation!
So… was that worth all the roller coaster ups and downs and sleepless nights?
Scroll down to the second paragraph below the “50/50, if you’re 50” subhead to read the advice Pamela gave for investors age 50-65 who are fed up with watching their hard-earned nest-eggs shrink yet again.
What about investors over age 65?
Pamela also gave advice for investors between the ages of 66 and 85 who want to add more guarantees and predictability to their financial plan and bump up their returns without the risk of stocks and other investments.
Although there wasn’t space to include that advice in the AARP article, this is an increasingly popular option for Americans up through the age of 85.
This little-known option provides many advantages that annuities and CD’s do not have, including…
Provides guaranteed growth and a higher return
Exceptional flexibility and liquidity
Protection from estate taxes
Automatic long-term care coverage at no additional costs (in states where it’s available)
If you’re not sure where you’ll find the funds to start a plan, don’t worry. The Bank On Yourself Authorized Advisors are masters at helping their clients of any age restructure their finances to free up seed money to fund a plan that will help you reach as many of your long-term and short-term goals as possible – in the shortest time possible.
Remember – Wall Street already lost more than 45% of the typical investor’s savings TWICE in the last decade. How would it affect you if this latest stock market rout is just the beginning of another look-out-below crash?
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