The Bucket Plan, an excellent how to book by Jason L. Smith describes a simple and effective system to allay the fears of retiree investors, by ensuring that they will have enough cash for their needs, and avoiding the need to sell investments when markets tank.
Regularly, the investment environment goes a little nuts and offers up some particularly interesting investing opportunities. That is the case with preferred shares today.
Vanguard Asset Allocation ETFs are so good that they deserve special mention. As of now, they have attracted over $800 million in investments. Not bad for a product that has been available for 9 months.
Someday in the foreseeable future, the “fit will hit the shan” and these valuations will come back down to earth. With Trumpski as President, who knows what might trigger a major correction or worse? Iran, China, outrageous deficits, higher interest rates ?
Three simple strategies can have an enormous impact on your investment returns. I call them FTD - Fees, Taxes and Diversification.