How to Protect Your Retirement From Stock Drops: Morningstar

Those of you who are heavily weighted in stocks may be a bit concerned about the impact of the equity market’s decline on your retirement plans.

Understandably so.

The S&P 500 has lost 16% this year. If you now have to take money out of stocks to fund your retirement spending, you could be selling at a much lower price than you would have a year ago.

Christine Benz, Morningstar’s director of personal finance and retirement planning, has offered an analysis of how people of all ages can protect their retirement plans from sagging stocks.

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