2 Reasons 2022 Challenged the 60/40 Portfolio Allocation Strategy

2 Reasons 2022 Challenged the 60/40 Portfolio Allocation Strategy

The 60/40 allocation strategy is frequently recommended when beginning your investing journey. With 60% of your portfolio in equities and 40% in bonds or other fixed-income investments, this approach has traditionally provided a balanced benefit, with high growth potential from stocks and a safety net from bonds.[1] The assumption was that stock and bond markets would […]

How Rising Interest Rates Affect Your Retirement Plan

How Rising Interest Rates Affect Your Retirement Plan Hilltop Wealth Solutions

The economy in 2022 has set multiple records, first with the highest inflation rate in 40 years, and now with the highest federal reserve interest rates since 2008.[1] The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates six times in 2022, reaching a total of 3.75% in November to curb rampant inflation.[2] Higher interest rates should […]

Index and Mutual Funds – Key Differences

Index and Mutual Funds – Key Differences Hilltop Wealth Solutions

While an index fund and a mutual fund may appear identical on the surface, there are numerous key differences between them that might be vital to your retirement portfolio. Both index funds and mutual funds diversify assets, and they are typically invested in a basket of stocks that aims to meet certain investment goals. Overview […]

Worried About a Bear Market? Here’s How Long It Could Last

Worried About a Bear Market? Here’s How Long It Could Last Hilltop Wealth Solutions

We hear the term “bear market” and may start to panic. But bear markets don’t always last long, and one can be quite different from another. There are many factors that can influence the market, making it very hard to predict its movements. If you’re worried about a bear market, know the facts. How Long […]

Don’t Let Your Emotions Control Your Finances

Don’t Let Your Emotions Control Your Finances Hilltop Wealth Solutions

If you’ve followed markets or financial news, especially in the past few years, you may have felt certain emotions when your portfolio makes a big jump or declines steeply. When markets keep going up, emotions can start to creep in and tell you to overweight your risky assets. It can start to feel like you’re […]

Don’t Let Your Emotions Control Your Finances

Don’t Let Your Emotions Control Your Finances Hilltop Wealth Solutions

If you’ve followed markets or financial news, especially in the past few years, you may have felt certain emotions when your portfolio makes a big jump or declines steeply. When markets keep going up, emotions can start to creep in and tell you to overweight your risky assets. It can start to feel like you’re […]