Market Volatility and Your Retirement: Can Timing Alter Your Plans?
How might market performance and the timing of your retirement coincide to affect your retirement income expectations? This article offers three hypothetical investment scenarios that demonstrate the importance of timing in relation to investment gains or losses when you are in the early years of retirement. Positive returns early on can mean a lifetime of financial comfort, while early losses can mean running out of money in the midst of retirement. The article also points out that the timing of market losses and gains is something that cannot be controlled, and it offers straightforward strategies for easing the effects of market volatility on your retirement nest egg.