How to measure the impact of market downturns on retirement withdrawal forecasts

09/4/2013 | Advisor Perspectives

When it comes to market downturns, lightning does strike twice, and such "return shocks" can have a big impact on safe withdrawal rates for retirees. This article explains how return shocks can affect withdrawal rate calculations and posits that because of their probability, a buy-and-hold approach exposes retirees to unacceptable risk.

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