The one thing nearly every professional financial advisor will agree upon, no matter what their specific approach, is that it’s very difficult to time the stock market. Money managers who are celebrated as stars one year — because they spotted something the rest of us didn’t see – may be bums the next.
The same truth applies to the more mundane world of interest rates. Though interest rates don’t tend to soar and crash with the drama of the stock market, the only sure way to detect trends is with a rearview mirror.
So when a 65-year-old woman visited Go2Income to calculate how much money her savings could provide, she remained hesitant. She knew how much income a QLAC she was considering would pay at age 85, but she wondered if she could get more income by delaying her investment in the hopes that interest rates would rise and insurance companies would offer better QLAC rates. More