Despite mounting student loan, credit card, and other debt, millennials are optimistic about their financial future.
TD Ameritrade released a survey in June that found 53 percent of millennials believe they will become millionaires in their lifetime, with 23 percent expecting to reach $1 million by age 50. Nearly 20 percent believe they will get to that threshold by 40 years old, and 7 percent expect to be there by 30.
These expectations may sound lofty, but becoming a millionaire doesn’t have to be a far-fetched concept. With the power of saving and investing, you could even do it in the next 15 years, starting from scratch – if you commit to saving far more each month than the average American. What would that look like?
To do so from zero savings, you would need to put aside $4,075 per month at a 4 percent rate of return; it would take $3,500 per month at a 6 percent rate. At an 8 percent rate of return, you would need to save $2,945 per month to get to $1 million in 15 years.
Of course, it helps to have existing savings. If you had $10,000 in the bank, you could make it happen on $4,000 per month at a 4 percent rate of return, $3,375 per month at 6 percent, and $2,850 per month at 8 percent. With $20,000 in existing savings, it would take $3,930, $3,325, or $2,775 per month at a 4 percent, 6 percent, and 8 percent rate of return, respectively.
It’s never too late to begin saving and investing. JJ Kinahan, the chief strategist for TD Ameritrade, recommends new investors start by learning the numbers – finding out how much you can contribute per year in a 401(k) or Roth IRA, then determining how much you can contribute relative to your salary and monthly expenses. He also recommends that any windfalls (like bonuses or tax refunds) be set aside rather than used to splurge.
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No market is without fluctuations, making it impossible to guarantee the rates of return calculated here. Markets may exceed expectations for a time, then dip – it is also likely that life throws an occasional curveball, necessitating an emergency dip into savings. Regardless of the variables, saving and investing earlier allows investments the longest possible time to compound and weather the ups and downs of life and markets. Setting aside any amount of money per month is a great habit, with tangible long-term benefits. And who knows – with the right set of circumstances, you could even become a millionaire in 15 years.
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The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on May 31, 2023. You may want to consider a long position or call options on ACWI as a result. In of 71 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where ACWI advanced for three days, in of 359 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
ACWI may jump back above the lower band and head toward the middle band. Traders may consider buying the stock or exploring call options.
The Aroon Indicator entered an Uptrend today. In of 352 cases where ACWI Aroon's Indicator entered an Uptrend, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence Histogram (MACD) for ACWI turned negative on May 23, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to turn lower in the coming weeks. Traders may want to sell the stock or buy put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 45 similar instances when the indicator turned negative. In of the 45 cases the stock turned lower in the days that followed. This puts the odds of success at .
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where ACWI declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
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A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, ACWI has been closely correlated with VT. These tickers have moved in lockstep 100% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if ACWI jumps, then VT could also see price increases.
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