Bear Market Strategies: Watch the Spending, Hold the Stocks

    by T. Rowe Price Associates

    Bear Market Strategies: Watch The Spending, Hold The Stocks Splash image

    After experiencing one of the worst bear markets in history, many investors are naturally inclined to reduce their risk exposure, especially those depending on investment assets to meet retirement expenses.

    But abandoning stocks or retreating to a significantly more conservative portfolio strategy has its own risks, even for recent retirees and those nearing retirement.

    A primary goal for most retirees is to maintain a certain level of income throughout retirement, and to not run through all investment assets prematurely.

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