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Sep 2020

Chart of the Month: Permanent Job Losses are Rising

A peek underneath the hood of the stronger-than-expected August jobs report suggests that the recession may be far from over. With a slew of job cuts announced by large corporations in recent weeks, the rise in permanent layoffs is likely to continue in the coming months.

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Sep 2020

Making Sense of ESG Investing

The recent outperformance of sustainable portfolios and increasing demand from investors has lead to the growing popularity of ESG Investing. We explore the basics and challenges of ESG Funds and what their future in retirement plans may hold.

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Sep 2020

This Week's Market Moves | September 28, 2020

Equity markets capped off another volatile week, with the Dow finishing down 1.8%, the S&P 500 Index falling 0.6% and the NASDAQ up a modest 1.1%. Stocks have been under pressure from rising coronavirus cases and Congress’ inability to pass a stimulus package. Here are some other insights on the m…

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Sep 2020

This Week's Market Moves | September 21, 2020

Stocks finished the week modestly lower, as investors reduced their bets on the tech giants and rotated into sectors which lagged during the market recovery. Here are some other insights on the market and economy from this past week: Stocks declined for the third consecutive week, with the S&P …

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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…

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Sep 2020

This Week's Market Moves | September 9, 2020

With the sudden sell-off in the market last week but improving jobs data, there is once again uncertainty as to the state of the market and economy. Here are some other insights from this past week: After a five-month, largely uninterrupted rally, the S&P 500 Index gained around 60% from its March …

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27

Aug 2020

Participant Data: A Retirement Plan Asset?

Is allowing participant retirement plan data to be used for non-plan purposes a breach of fiduciary responsibility? Learn more about the ERISA ambiguity and the steps plan sponsors should be taking now to protect their organization.

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Aug 2020

The REIT Response to the Pandemic

Many investors look to REITS to provide income and/or a method to hedge against risk. However, markets have experienced an alarming amount of volatility as a result of the pandemic. How have REITs fared in the face of the forced shut-downs and economic uncertainty?

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