403(b) Curriculum Library


Showing entries with the service “Defined Benefit Services”.

Show all >


14

Sep 2020

This Week's Market Moves | September 14, 2020

Investors grapple with another week of market turbulence, as the major stock indices posted losses of 1.6% to 4.1% last week. On a year-to-date basis, the S&P 500 Index has advanced 4.8%. Here are some additional insights on the market and economy from this past week: Investors continue to grap…

Read more

24

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 …

Read more

17

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…

Read more

10

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…

Read more

03

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 …

Read more

28

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…

Read more

29

Jun 2020

This Week's Market Moves: June 29, 2020

Stock prices delivered modest gains this week, with the S&P 500 index rebounding 1.9%. A stronger-than-expected retail sales report, along with hopes for additional stimulus, helped stocks erase some of last week’s sharp losses. Here are some other insights on the market and the economy from this we…

Read more

24

Jun 2020

The Job Market is on the Mend, But It Still Has a Long Way to Go

Sources: NY Times and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Market Observations The latest jobs report had a glimmer of hope that the economy may be recovering more quickly than expected, with a surprise 2.5 million increase in jobs and a decline in the unemployment rate from 14.7% to 13.3% in May. …

Read more

22

Jun 2020

This Week's Market Moves | June 22, 2020

Stock prices delivered modest gains this week, with the S&P 500 index rebounding 1.9%. A stronger-than-expected retail sales report, along with hopes for additional stimulus, helped stocks erase some of last week’s sharp losses. Here are some other insights on the market and the economy from this we…

Read more

15

Jun 2020

This Week's Market Moves | June 15, 2020

The S&P 500 index tumbled 4.7% this week, as concerns about a possible second wave of coronavirus infections and the Fed’s downbeat economic outlook dashed hopes of a quick, V-shaped recovery. Here are some other insights on the market this week: The S&P 500’s impressive climb back into positive …

Read more