Presented by Joseph Johnson of Raymond James Financial Services. March 2009 the Dow Jones Industrial average hit a low of 6,547.10. Almost 5 years later the Dow is at 16,560. That increase represents an increase of over 39%. The question becomes is the stock market too high? And, how can I protect my assets and still participate in the current growth trend of the market? Many retirement planning calculators project a portfolio's future value based on historical returns. However, past performance is no guarantee of future results, and you should take any such assumptions with a grain of salt. Mr. Johnson will talk about ways you can use technical analysts to limit your downside exposure.
*Calculations based on total returns compounded annually through December 2012 on the S&P 500 Index, which is an unmanaged market-cap weighted index composed of the common stocks of 500 leading companies in leading U.S. industries. It is not available for direct investment.
Event Type(s): Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Joseph E. Johnson