It’s in the news, in the headlines, and more than likely, in your portfolio. Stock market gyrations can be worrisome for any investor - but it doesn't have to be. When it comes to investing I always like to remind my clients that it is better to have a plan of action, than a knee-jerk reaction. This – a plan of action - is what I call active risk management.
It is no secret that investment dollars have been shifting from actively managed investments to passively managed investments. There’s one number that explains a good portion of this phenomenon: 5.52%. Over the 20 years ending in 2018, the nominal compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of the S&P 500 has been 5.52%.
Next to the IRS, the most formidable and intimidating institutions people will face are the insurance companies and the medical care complex. Both are at the root of increasing medical costs and both are intent on making sure their bottom lines are forever expanding. Never mind that high medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcies in the U.S.