Retirement Planning: Can Alternative Investments Help You Weather Volatile Markets?

Retirement Planning: Can Alternative Investments Help You Weather Volatile Markets?

When planning for retirement, you have to balance taking too much risk and too little risk with your investments. Being too conservative creates the potential risk of outliving your savings or losing purchasing power due to inflation, and, at the same time, you can’t take too much risk, since once you’re retired, there’s no easy way to make back large losses. Historically, stocks have performed better than bonds over long …