Is It Safe To Retire This Close to a Market Top?

Last week, I read an article suggesting that now may be one of the worst possible times to retire, and that the outlook isn’t good for people considering retirement today.  The article stated that the ‘worst’ time to retire is when the stock market has had a long positive run without an intervening bear market [...]

The Opportunity in Volatility

As we move into the second quarter of 2018 the stock market has entered into a period of increased volatility.  Market volatility, as measured by the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), is widely used to gauge investor fear in the market.  The VIX had been trading at a historically subdued level for all of 2017, and [...]

When Will Market Volatility Return?

As we enter the final months of 2017 the U.S. Stock market continues to make all-time highs.  This is occurring amid some uncertainties that could serve to increase short to medium-term volatility.   Let’s take a look at some of those potential challenges. S. stock valuations are stretched on a historical basis. Looking at forward price-to-earnings [...]