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Enigmas Wrapped in a Vest

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According to a Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited study, Millennials invest less than 30% of their wealth in the stock market.   A study done by Bankrate.com stated that 30% of millennials believe that the best long-term investment is cash.  The term Millennials refer to 18-37 year olds and arguably the toughest demographic segment to grab investments from. Why do millennials favor cash? Several reasons for the cautious long-term investment outlook could be scars left by the financial crisis, having tons of debt or parents overemphasizing the need to save.  Interestingly only 37% of older respondents “cite the stock market as their top investing choice.”  Financial education may be the easiest way to target this demographic, on strategies that emphasize cash growth for example.

Our thoughts:

We know that there are talented financial professionals that could help millennials save more or help grow their savings more wisely.  Millennials seem to be overly cautious and that comes at a cost.  Many have borrowed against their retirement accounts such as 401Ks and IRAs to finance home purchases, according to a survey from Bank of the West.  Bankrate.com states that just 18% are earning more than 1.5% on their savings.  Let us help show you how a risk-conscious approach is suitable for most savers, not just retirees.   CIP is a solution for cash flow, not for total return. As income investors, we appreciate that total return includes interest, capital gains, dividends, and distributions that are realized over a certain period. Instead of reaching for that high total return in today’s market place, we strive for reducing risk and providing investors with a sustainable and substantial income stream.  Younger investors can take advantage of the compounding of interest income, which when reinvested could get more dramatic as time goes by.



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