Richard C. Young & Co., Ltd. is a Naples, FL and Newport, RI based financial advisory firm. We have been ranked by Barron’s as one of the top independent financial advisors in the nation for the last eight consecutive years. We manage portfolios for individuals, families, and small businesses throughout the United States.
A combination of market volatility, political and economic uncertainty, and many unsettling events in the U.S. have delivered one of the most challenging and unusual years we have faced as investors. The year began on a positive note.
As you plan for your retirement, or if you are already retired, what is your primary financial consideration? For many of you, the primary reason to save and invest is to provide income during retirement. From what clients have told me over the years, planning for retirement and actually being retired require two different mindsets.
If you thought the FAANG stocks were hot, check out silver. The FAANG stocks may grab the headlines in the financial press, but silver has doubled from its March lows. Gold prices have also been in an uptrend. Gold hasn’t rallied as much as silver, but gold is trading at a new all-time high, and it is up an impressive 28% YTD.
For over a decade, the reach for yield on Wall Street has been fervent, pushing some investors into making bad decisions. The insatiable thirst for yield spawned the slicing and dicing of mortgage-backed securities that led to a complex and confusing mess during the 2008 financial crisis.