Is time segmentation a superior investment strategy for retirees relative to total-return investing?
For time segmentation to work, there must be a clear procedure for how to extend the bond ladder. Unfortunately, with its varied implementation, that procedure is often overlooked. I will examine the potential for time segmentation by considering three different ways to implement it.
Time segmentation is wildly popular in practice and it goes by many different names. But it is also the least studied retirement-income approach. Whether time segmentation is a superior investing approach for retirement income has led to many heated debates.
This article will limit itself to a specific component of yet another boom – the boom in the involvement of PhDs and quants in financial markets and the newly discovered quality factor.
DALBAR’s method for calculating average investor returns unfairly understates these returns. DALBAR does not properly calculate an internal rate-of-return for an ongoing series of cash flows, which renders its results meaningless. DALBAR’s response to this article is also provided.
1. 3Q Gross Domestic Product Rises More Than Expected 2. Fed Seems to Admit That ZIRP Didn’t Work as Expected 3. President Trump Willing to Increase Domestic Spending 4. Time for the Fed to “Normalize” Monetary Policy 5. “Handing Down Your Legacy” Still Available For Free
The Calamos Global Equity Team explains why they view India as one of the most compelling stories in the emerging markets.
How much do investors worry about volatility? It comes down to their life stages. Dr. Brian Jacobsen takes a data-driven look at retiree and non-retiree viewpoints, with results from the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index.
I use Coke to demonstrate the importance of differentiating between a good company (which Coke is) and a good stock (which it is not), and the danger of having an exclusive focus on a shiny object – dividends – when you are analyzing stocks.
If U.S. inflation rises above 2%, how much inflation overshooting would the Fed tolerate? The Bank of England’s policies may provide clues.