CNN Money – How can I get an 8% return on my investments?
CNN Money – How can I get an 8% return on my investments? – By Walter Updegrave
Is 8% return on your investments a reasonable and realistic assumption for the next 10 years? Read Walter Updegrave’s article, “How can I get an 8% return on my investments?” to get a clearer picture of what the stock and bond markets may look like over the next decade.
Walter sums it up nicely at the end, “Ultimately, there’s not much you can do about the level of returns the financial markets deliver. So rather than falling for a pitch for some magical investment that purports to offer higher returns with no additional risk — or pumping up your stock holdings to try to boost returns — you’re better off focusing on the things over which you have at least some control: how much you save and spend, how you divvy up your savings between stocks and bonds and how much of your return you give up to investment expenses.”