What can an investor expect from the stock market ?
"The stock market (equity market ) has tended to produce statistically positive returns over a long time frame and has therefore been the...
Stock market map is an investment research project which seeks to discover the most "optimal" equity investment portfolios for the "income" stage of an investor's investment "lifecycle". It is a research driven, science based investing and wealth accumulation method for use towards fulfilling a goal of financial independence.
The Investment Lifecycle - What Does One "Invest In" ?
Over the investment lifecycle, there are two stages: the "accumulation" stage and the "income" stage. In the "career" ( accumulation stage ) years, in order for an investor to maximize the accumulation of retirement assets in an optimal way, they may want to employ equity based assets ( stock market assets ) that have shown highest performance, as proven by academic investment science.
An investor who is in their "accumulation" stage years most likely desires a portfolio that produced a "maximal" growth. As per academic research, investment in a portfolio of small and large capitalization "value" stocks and the Nasdaq 100 index, has produced a a high rate of growth over a multi-decade period. A read of the content within the tab "Accumulation Stage Investor", provides further information.
An investor who is in their "income" stage years most likely desires a reasonable income stream accompanied by some amount of portfolio growth. Investment in a portfolio of small and large capitalization "value" stocks has produced a respectable income stream for almost a century. A read of the content within the tab "Income Stage Investor", provides further information.
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