Market Pullback – A Q&A with the Ibbotson Investment Team

Last week, stock markets fell globally in the toughest week of 2015 to date. Investors weighed concerns over China, the potential for interest rates to rise in the U.S., and rocky emerging markets. Below, read more about what we think matters most to investors—and how they might respond. As of market close on August 21, 2015, the S&P 500 Index declined 6.9% from its late-May peak, while most other global equity indexes have experienced steeper losses from their respective 2015 highs. For instance, U.S. small cap stocks (Russell 2000 Index) have dropped 10.3% since late-June, while equity markets outside the […]

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The Best Way to Invest? Pay Yourself First

You’ve heard the advice countless times: Save for retirement. Accompanying that directive is always a whiff of depressing obligation – that in order to save successfully, you need to be relentlessly frugal, make constant sacrifices, be a Debbie Downer. It’s all so dutiful and painful-sounding that it’s no wonder that almost 50% of Americans save 5% or less of their household income.   Fortunately, there’s a way to avoid all that depressing talk about penny-pinching and still build a substantial nest egg. Our newest article on Yahoo Finance, The Best Way to Invest? Pay Yourself First, teaches you to change […]

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