Michael Armitage, Author at BetaShares

Managing risk: the toxic combination of market downturns and withdrawals in retirement

To help fund retirement in a world of low interest rates, retirees increasingly have to tolerate some level of risk in their portfolios – adding to the volatility of returns.  Combine volatility with the need to make regular withdrawals, and retirees are especially at risk of prematurely depleting their capital should a savage market downturn take place early in their retirement years. 

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