Morningstar's Guide to Market Volatility
For investors of all stripes, we offer our best ideas on how to take control of your portfolio in turbulent times.
Uncertainty has returned to the stock market. Investors often hear that they should tune out the market's noise and not pay attention to market turbulence. But tuning out can be hard to do--and in some cases, it could be a mistake.
In fact, Morningstar's director of personal finance Christine Benz suggests that investors who are nearing or in retirement should use market volatility as an impetus to re-examine their portfolios. No, she doesn't advise that everyone move entirely to cash. But she does think retirees and the near-retired check up on their asset allocations and consider their withdrawal rates, among other things.