403(b) Curriculum Library


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Sep 2018

Chart of the Month: Percentage Change From 52-Week High

As the S&P 500 Index soared to an all-time high in August amid further gains in the economy and booming corporate profits, a quick snapshot of other asset classes reveals significantly diverging performance over the past 52 weeks.

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Aug 2018

Chart of the Month: The Yield Curve is an Historic Recession Indicator

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, National Bureau of Economic Research*Recessions are shaded Market Observations The U.S. yield curve – specifically, the difference between 10-year and 2-year Treasury yields, has generated significant market interest in recent months. With the Federal…

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Jul 2018

Navigating Retirement Portfolios During Market Volatility

After a long period of relatively strong returns, global equity markets gave way to a bout of volatility that has been disconcerting for some retirement plan participants. What steps can investors take to protect their retirement portfolios during market downturns?

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Jun 2018

Socially Responsible Investing: What Retirement Plan Sponsors Need to Know

Interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing has soared, however, the way in which retirement plan sponsors approach ESG-focused investment strategies can be a point of confusion. We explore the latest DOL guidance and the key issues of which plan sponsors need to be aware.

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Jun 2018

Distribution Confusion: The Difference Between Plan Types

Plan sponsor confusion over amending retirement plan distribution restrictions appears to be growing, particularly because some are finding that they are unable to amend their plan in the desired fashion due to IRS code restrictions on distributions. The confusion may reflect a lack of understanding…

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