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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

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

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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Jul 2020

This Week's Market Moves | July 20, 2020

The S&P 500 index finished the week up 1.3%, as optimism over vaccine developments outweighed fears of another economic setback due to surging coronavirus cases. Here are some other insights on the markets and economy from last week: Encouraging news on vaccine developments from Moderna lifted st…

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Jul 2020

This Week's Market Moves | July 12, 2020

Stocks finished the week on a positive note, buoyed by encouraging news that Gilead’s remdesivir is proving to be an effective coronavirus treatment. Here are some other insights on the market and the economy this week: The S&P 500 index has traded sideways for the better part of a month, after a…

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