From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
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It’s an exciting time for American investors. Recent years have seen a boom in Americans investing in the stock market, with Goldman Sachs estimating U.S. households will spend $400 billion on equities in 2021, averaging an eyebrow-raising 44% allocation of their total assets to stocks. Between new technologies (like mobile trading apps) lowering the bar to entry and “meme stock” trends raising awareness, it’s no wonder so many people are waking up to the power and potential of investing.
Heading into retirement with confidence is easier if your strategy includes steps to help minimize taxes. Even though your income is likely to decline, you still could be subject to high taxes if you’re not careful.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.