Investor Glossary-baby boomerInvestor Glossary-baby boomerInvestor Glossary-baby boomerInvestor Glossary-baby boomerInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Baby Boomer

The HTML to link to this page
 

In the United States, a baby boomer refers to anyone born during the high-birth-rate years of the postwar period, generally defined as 1946 through 1964. This 19-year time-span encompasses an extremely diverse population of 76 million. Nevertheless, certain characteristics of the baby boomer can be identified. The baby boomer remembers neither Word War II nor a time without TV, but experienced the social upheavals of the Sixties as a young person. As the baby boomer moves into retirement age, industries that cater to this cohort should expand rapidly; these range from gaming to for-profit education. Some observers believe that, as the baby boomer retires, stock markets will decline because funds dedicated to investment will instead be used for household needs. Other analysts, however, suggest that because the baby boomer tends to be a conservative investor with a high savings rate, and because the baby boomer often wants to continue working, equity prices will not suffer from the now-elderly baby boomer.



Rate this baby boomer definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: dividends payable, limit order, phantom income, deferred tax, wholly-owned subsidiary, cancelled check, LIBOR, 1031 exchange, average price per share, per diem, APR, covered put, irrevocable trust, inflation, labor relations, current ratio, required rate of return, ex-dividend date, stock split, retained earnings, risk management, minority interest, open position, liquidity ratio, command economy, class C shares, ex-dividend, 144a, debt service coverage, diluted share, option premium, balance sheet, margin rate, real GDP, Key Rate Duration, reverse mortgage, FTSE, deferred revenue, FICO score, annual return, stock market close, 401a, EBITDA, implied volatility, 1035 exchange, Zero Cost Collar, quality assurance, VIX, in escrow


Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
Investor Glossary | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
©2004-2016 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use