AAII Survey: Retail Investors Weigh in on Best Long-Term Investment

There is a mountain of academic research and real-world data that show stocks, in the long run, as the best investment, even adjusted for risk. That is not to say there are periods when other asset classes—real estate, bonds, etc.—will outperform stocks. These periods test our patience as investors, and some fall victim to chasing returns,…

 

Real Returns Favor Holding Stocks

This article originally appeared in the August 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. Jeremy Siegel is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, the senior investment strategy advisor to WisdomTree Investments and the author of the best-selling book, “Stocks for the Long Run” (fifth edition, McGraw-Hill, 2014). He spoke to about the importance of maintaining a significant allocation…