The first thing every investor should know and accept is that there is no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to investments. Risk is a part of the investing process; we need some risk in order to generate profits. There is always the possibility that your investment won’t be profitable. Or worse, you can lose some or even all of what you have invested. In this quarter’s newsletter we will examine how you can manage total portfolio risk by reducing systemic risk though asset allocation and by reducing non-systematic risk with portfolio diversification.
At first glance, dividends and income-producing securities may seem like an attractive way to generate income in retirement. But investing exclusively with income distributions may end up being riskier than you thought. Income producing securities can leave retirees susceptible to the current interest-rate environment and the possibility of a decrease in revenue. We will also discuss how a diversified portfolio may be a more stable way to generate revue in retirement.
In order to avoid unnecessary risk and account for living expenses in retirement you should adjust your portfolio accordingly. Even if you are comfortable with a decent amount of risk, the closer you get to retirement, the more conservative your investment portfolio may need to become.
At Paragon Financial Advisors, we try to assist our clients in doing a thorough risk analysis to determine their risk tolerance. We also design portfolios with diversification and asset allocations that suit the client’s current investing and income needs. Paragon Financial Advisors is a fee-only registered investment advisory company located in College Station, Texas. We offer financial planning and investment management.
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