Born between 1946 and 1964, the US baby boom population peaked in 1999, with some 78.8 million baby boomers. This total figure includes about 6 million US citizens who immigrated to the United States and were born between 1946 and 1964.
FACT: baby boomers own more shares of stocks in the USA than all other age groups combined.
Record equity values at the moment should not stop us from coming to terms with the sobering facts at hand.
Statistics and commen sense suggest that as +10,000 baby boomers retire each day they are eventually going to start selling record levels of stocks to pay for their retirement. This could put massive downward pressure on stock prices and values.
These two short videos were produced by Real Vision warning of potential market turbulances in the years and decades ahead.
Baby Boomer Retirement Savings: Average vs Median
^^^ The Data Truth: of the 99% < 1% wealthiest skew ^^^
In the years to come, NYSE and NASDAQ stock or equity markets may drop hard in value and might not recover for a very long time, as waves of retirees sell their stocks to cover costs at the end of their lives.
Today over 60 million of them are still alive with the youngest likely living into the 2040s. It is this older demographic that holds the vast majority of US wealth currently.
Baby Boomer Stock Sell Off Effect on Valuations?
Both at Play: US Business Cycle + US Demographic Aging
Investors should consider the ongoing business cycle (currently nearing an all time record length in positive performance) and what the Dow Gold Ratio could end up looking like as this potential stock sell off hits all time high levels.
All aside, from the real mathmatical fact that under fiat currency standards, bullion allocations are proven to perform for wealth preservation long term.