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The U.S. equity markets were down last week, with the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and NASDAQ posting losses of 1.70%, 2.41%, and 4.90%, respectively. With optimism surrounding the slowing of COVID-19 cases, new vaccine rollout, and the House’s passage of a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, there is concern about …Read more
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.Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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?Read more
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.Read more
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…Read more