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Feb 2021

403(b) Retirement Plan Fee Litigation: February 2021 Update

As the pandemic wears on, existing 403(b) retirement plan fee litigation has seen a decline in activity. Nevertheless, there have been a some significant updates. We share a recap of the recent litigation activity in this month's article.

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Feb 2021

Chart of the Month: Inflation Expectations Break Out to Multi-Year Highs

Source: Federal Reserve Board of St. Louis Market Observations The bond market is telling investors that inflation is coming. Inflation expectations, as measured by the breakeven inflation rate, have risen to their highest level in nearly a decade. The breakeven rate, which captures the differen…

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Feb 2021

Market Moves: February 22, 2021

The U.S. equity markets delivered mixed results last week, with the Dow Jones Index posting a slight gain of 0.2% and the S&P 500 and NASDAQ posting losses of 0.7% and 1.5%, respectively. While stimulus hopes and growth optimism have dominated price action in recent weeks, the focus of the marke…

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Feb 2021

Market Moves: February 16, 2021

U.S. equity markets continue to march higher, with the major indices posting weekly gains of 1.1% and 1.7%. Promising earnings results and the reassurance that monetary and fiscal policy will continue to support the economy and the markets continue to underpin stock prices. Here are some other insig…

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Feb 2021

Market Moves: February 8, 2021

The U.S. stock markets recovered quickly from last week’s decline, with many of the major indices climbing to new all-time highs. The market’s recovery was driven by strong corporate earnings, the expectation that the new Biden administration may be able to pass its $1.9 trillion stimulus bill witho…

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Feb 2021

Market Moves: February 1, 2021

The U.S. equity markets ended last week lower as a “flash mob” of retail investors rocked the market, causing headaches for several well-known hedge funds. While regulators and investors try to digest what this new dynamic means for the markets, the volatility and unusual price moves in a handful of…

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Jan 2021

Chart of the Month: U.S. Yield Curve Steepens to Widest Level Since 2017

In the first few weeks of 2021, longer maturity Treasuries have jumped due to the prospect of new stimulus, while shorter maturity bond yields have remained anchored by the Fed’s zero interest rate policy. What does this steepening of the yield curve mean for retirement plan investors?

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Jan 2021

2021 Investment Outlook

Investors were met with unique challenges in 2020. With many questions circling about what will happen in 2021, we share perspectives from some of the top investment managers - and our own thoughts - on the year ahead.

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Jan 2021

This Week's Market Moves: January 25, 2021

Stock markets continued to grind higher, with the major indices gaining between 0.6% and 4.2% last week. Hopes for additional stimulus from the new Biden administration drove much of the gains; however, concerns about opposition in Congress tempered the market’s optimism. Here are some other ins…

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Jan 2021

Market Moves: January 19, 2021

Weaker than expected economic data and concerns about the lingering virus weighed on stock prices, with the major U.S. benchmarks closing lower last week. While the market initially cheered the prospect of more fiscal stimulus, stock prices were not able to sustain the rally in the wake of a disappo…

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