More Americans than ever are relying on their personal savings to guarantee a comfortable retirement. For these people, the stock market is the only long-term way to beat inflation and compound their returns. But this comes with a risk of substantial loss, which can derail even the retirement plan with a conservative stock allocation.
Fortunately, there’s an easy way for the self-directed investor to avoid losses in the market without missing the opportunity for growth. It begins by understanding the three big risks that you’re up against.