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Jan 2019

2019 Investment Outlook

2018 was a challenging year for investors. With many questions circling about what will happen in 2019, we share perspectives from some of the top investment managers - and our own thoughts - on the year ahead.

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Dec 2018

Chart of the Month: The Number of Job Openings Exceeds Unemployed Workers

Market Observations For the first time in nearly two decades, there are more jobs available than there are unemployed workers to fill them. The gap between job openings and the unemployed has steadily increased throughout 2018. In September, job openings exceeded the number of Americans officiall…

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Dec 2018

Top 4 Risks for Investors in 2019

2019 brings the 10-year anniversary of the day the stocks bottomed out - and, with that, investors are beginning to question where the market will go from here. We explore the top four potential risks for retirement investors in 2019.

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Nov 2018

Investment Selection and Monitoring Process: A Primer

The ongoing monitoring and selection of investment options are part of a plan sponsor’s fiduciary responsibility. There are many key points a plan sponsor should consider beyond cost and performance (which are important) to maintain a quality investment lineup.

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Oct 2018

How Changes in the Housing Market Can Affect Retirement Savings

According to the Federal Reserve, household net worth, or the value of all assets less liabilities, rose by nearly $2.2 trillion in the second quarter to a record $106.9 trillion. In many cases, a large percentage of this increase in net worth has been driven by home ownership and rising real estate…

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Oct 2018

Chart of the Month: Stock Valuations are Stretched by this Measure

One of Warren Buffett’s favorite valuation measures, Stock Market Capitalization to Gross Domestic Product, is flashing a warning sign for stocks. This simple valuation measure is used to assess whether a country’s stock market is overvalued or undervalued, compared to its historical average

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