Retirement planning during the pandemic

Robyn Thompson is featured in BNN’s “The Open” with host John Erlichman, discussing how retirement planning is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and what retirees (and those ready to retire) can do to protect their nest-egg and secure their income streams into the future.

Outsmarting the COVID-19 financial panic

Robyn Thompson is featured in CTV’s “Your Morning” with Anne-Marie Mediwake, discussing how to handle your investments and personal finances in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic scare.
With stock markets now into bear market territory, a global recession looming, and mob-mentality behavior prevailing in both supermarkets and stock markets, Robyn has some timely advice for investors on how to stay calm, weather the market turmoil, and even profit from new opportunities.
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Before jumping into stocks, ask the right question!

Markets have taken four years to reach records: Where have you been?

Are you getting the urge? Got the itch? To invest heavily in stocks, I mean. And particularly U.S. stocks. You may have heard that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is reaching all-time record highs. So is the S&P 500 Composite Index. If you’re a self-directed investor, you know all about it. Both of these U.S. indexes are probably the most closely followed of all stock market indexes in the world. And with headline-stealing super investor Warren Buffett saying recently that he “feels sorry for people that have clung to fixed-dollar investments,” the temptation to sell all the bonds in your portfolio and flip over to stocks must seem overwhelming. If the money bandwagon is rolling, shouldn’t you be on it?

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