Is there a baby boomer retirement effect on the stock market?
What could cause boomer retirements to have a negative effect on the stock market?
By Frederic P. Slade|May 21, 2018 at 07:49 AM
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In 2014, I looked at the potential impact of present and future baby boomer retirees (those born between 1946 and 1964) on the stock market. As the first wave of baby boomers attained “normal” retirement at age 65 (and approached age 70 ½), an important issue was raised: Would all these retirees depress the stock market as they cashed in their savings? After all, “boomers” have been estimated to own approximately half of the U.S. equity market.
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