2018 has been a different experience for investors compared to the recent past, in a word Volatility or to some, risk. Many areas of the world are experiencing slowdowns in their economies and hence a decline in the market price of assets (e.g. stocks), be it China or other emerging economies. The U.S. has now started to experience increasing volatility and investors are getting nervous.
General Questions What is a 401(k)? A 401(k) plan is an employer-sponsored retirement savings plan that allows an employee to contribute a portion of his or her paycheck into a tax-advantaged investment account. In some cases, employers may match employee contributions.