When Should Investors Sell Stocks?
Financial planning can help investors make effective decisions following recent stock market gains.
Stocks performed well in 2016, posting a solid second half after starting the year on the back foot. In almost a mirror-image, bonds faded in the second half after a strong start to the year. Bonds lagged behind stocks by a double-digit margin for the first calendar year since 2013. Table 1 presents total returns in 2016 on a sample of large, widely-held index funds or bonds.