403(b) Curriculum Library


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Aug 2020

This Week's Market Update | August 24, 2020

Stock prices consolidated near all-time highs last week, as investors weighed the Federal Reserve’s concern over the economic recovery and Washington’s gridlock against stronger-than-expected business activity and a booming housing market. Here are some other insights on the markets and the economy …

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Aug 2020

This Week's Market Moves | August 17, 2020

Stock prices ended the week largely unchanged, with the S&P 500 index up 0.7% and the tech-heavy NASDAQ up 0.1%. While equity markets pushed towards record highs, stock gains faded by week’s end, as Congress remains divided on the details of a new economic stimulus package. Here are some other insig…

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Aug 2020

This Week's Market Moves | August 10, 2020

Equity prices finished the week higher as second quarter earnings came in better than expected, with the S&P 500 Index closing up 2.5%, just shy of its pre-pandemic high. Here are some other insights on the markets and the economy from this past week: Stock prices edged higher last week, despit…

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Aug 2020

This Week's Market Moves | August 3, 2020

The markets were volatile last week, in the face of earnings reports and the continued global spread of the coronavirus. Below are some additional insights on the market and the economy from last week: The worst quarterly decline in economic activity, rising jobless claims, and a dovish Fed kept …

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Aug 2020

Webinar - Hot Topics for Higher Education Retirement Plan Sponsors

​In the first half of 2020, the global pandemic has created major challenges for colleges and universities. Learn more about the hot topics for higher education retirement plan sponsors and what they mean in terms of plan compliance in our webinar.

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Jul 2020

The Pandemic’s Dividend Dilemma

What has the economic stress and state-mandated closures of the COVID-19 pandemic meant for dividends - and the retirement plan investors who rely upon them?

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Jul 2020

Chart of the Month: 30-Year Mortgage Rates Hit Lowest Rate in History

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Market Observations Yields on U.S. government debt have meaningfully declined since the 1980’s, as the Federal Reserve tamed inflation. The sharp decline in rates has had a significant impact on mortgage rates, which tend to move in the same direction as…

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Jul 2020

Emergency Savings: Preparing for the Unexpected

Employee financial wellness has become an increasing concern for many employers, particularly in industries and fields that require advanced degrees, where organizational staff may be saddled with significant student loan debt. Debt from educational expenses, along with other types of debt (e.g., cr…

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Jul 2020

This Week's Market Moves | July 27, 2020

The U.S. equity markets finished the week lower, as investors feared the relentless rise in coronavirus cases might stall the economic recovery. An unexpected rise in the initial jobless claims data and escalating tension between the U.S. and China added to the negative sentiment. Here are some othe…

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