An alternative investment strategy: Investing for total return
Looking at two fundamentally different investment strategies to fund your retirement can be perplexing, but changes in economic realities make a closer look a worthwhile effort. The “old way”, investing for income while protecting your principal, worked okay when interest rates, bond rates and dividends were high and capable of generating enough income to keep retirees comfortable. But in today’s world of lower investment returns an alternative strategy is being promoted by many Financial advisors, appropriately named “investing for total return”. This newer approach is a departure from the old way of living off only the income from your investments to a new way of using your nest egg principal to create an income stream capable of sustaining you in comfort. This USA Today article by Robert Powell explains the advantages and disadvantages of both strategies. Click here to read more.
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