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Mutual Funds: Building Blocks for a Retirement Portfolio

Diversification — not putting all your eggs in one basket — is one of the most cherished principles of investing. That's one reason why mutual funds have become a popular choice for many investors' workplace retirement accounts. They're an easy way to invest in many different securities at once, and to do so at a lower cost than you might be able to achieve on your own.

Annuity Basics

An annuity is a contract between you, the purchaser or owner, and an insurance company, the annuity issuer. In its simplest form, you pay money to an annuity issuer, and the issuer pays out the principal and earnings back to you or to a named beneficiary. Life insurance companies first developed annuities to provide income to individuals during their retirement years.

The Dow is Hot July

Blue chip stocks have been on a tear this month.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) has risen 2.8% in July, the best performer of the four benchmark stock indexes we track. As shown in the LPL Chart of the Day, The Dow’s Hot July, the Dow also posted three straight record closes (through July 15) for the first time since January 2018.

 

Historical Perspectives on Initial Fed Rate Cuts

Stocks have benefited recently from increasing hopes of a Federal Reserve (Fed) rate cut, pulling the S&P 500 Index back to within 2% of its record high set April 30. But just how much help would a potential rate cut this summer actually provide?

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There is no guarantee that a diversified portfolio will enhance overall returns or outperform a non-diversified portfolio. Diversification does not protect against market risk.

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