After an extremely trying 2020, many defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors and consultants are hopeful that 2021 will bring more opportunities than challenges. From an investment standpoint, here are three key areas that may be worth focusing on in the new year.
Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. • Foreign investments may be more volatile and less liquid than US investments and are subject to the risk of currency fluctuations and adverse political and economic developments. These risks may be greater for investments in emerging markets. • Small-cap securities can have greater risks and volatility than large-cap securities. • Fixed income security risks include credit, liquidity, call, duration, and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. • Investments in high-yield (“junk”) bonds involve greater risk of price volatility, illiquidity, and default than higher-rated debt securities. • Commodity investments are subject to additional risks. • Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.
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