Goosed by stock market losses last week, some 401(k) investors sold out of stocks and bought fixed-income investments, HR consultant Aon Hewitt reported.
Recent market volatility has investors concerned about the potential for a correction and how they can protect their portfolio against losses.
When investors own a dividend-paying stock, they receive the dividend payments over time but don’t realize any capital gain yield on the stock until the position is sold.
The recent ups and downs — mostly downs — on Wall Street have not been for the faint of heart. Anxiety levels have been raised even further by some behind-the-scenes turbulence. It can be tough enough for an investor to white-knuckle it and hold on tight while markets are behaving like a bucking bronco, but
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When it comes to retirement planning, 401(k) investors are notorious for succumbing to inertia. After setting up their contribution levels and selecting funds, they turn their attention to other things — often for years at a time. Participants who are automatically enrolled in their plans take the ultimate hands-off approach. So it came as a