Investors building retirement portfolios have many choices. They can consider stocks and bonds, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, real estate investment trusts, an index fund, mutual funds, and many others as they look to build a diversified portfolio using asset allocation. Annuities, whole life, and other insurance company products can add to the mix.
While it is inevitable that some will move faster, it is important to emphasize that we like them all, and hope for nice profits from each of them, barring unforeseen problems. We think it is important to try to separate the long-term probabilities from the short-term noise like what’s trendy, and how the media is reporting.