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May 18th, 2020

DC Plans and Pensions Partly Spared from Energy Route

Many plans’ and individual investors’ exposure to energy stocks has dropped amid underwhelming results over the past five years, investment managers say. Read more >
Coronavirus News for Plan Advisers
Focused editorial analysis of market movements, business challenges and legislative and regulatory actions Read more >
A Playbook and Coach Help During the Tough Times
Endowments and foundations broadly embrace tactical approaches to asset allocation, though some clearly do it better than others, often by relying on outside expertise. Read more >
Retirement Industry People Moves
Cetera announces additional teams and roles; Principal adds multiple sales team members; Schroders hires sales directors for regional teams; and more. Read more >
Experts Predict Major Growth in Retirement Coverage, Benefits
Why 529 Education Savings Plans Are More Valuable Than Ever
Advisers Recommend Fiduciary Outsourcing Services, Mostly for Small Plans
Biden’s First Veto Keeps DOL’s ESG Rule in Place
A Reminder to Avoid Fraudulent Hardship Withdrawals
Mind-Body Wellness
Employers aim to improve workers’ financial well-being. Read more >
Extraordinary Measures
The SEC’s relief package helps advisers keep operating, while the CARES Act eases access to retirement savings. Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow was up 60.08 points (0.25%) at 23,685.42, the NASDAQ gained 70.84 points (0.79%) to finish at 9,014.56, and the S&P 500 increased 11.20 points (0.39%) to 2,863.70. The Russell 2000 climbed 19.44 points (1.57%) to 1,256.99, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 155.28 points (0.54%) higher at 28,934.89.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 24/32, bringing its yield up to 0.643%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was down 8/32, increasing its yield to 1.324%.   For the week ending May 15, the Dow lost 2.65%, the NASDAQ was down 1.17%, and the S&P 500 decreased 2.26%. The Russell 2000 fell 5.46%, and the Wilshire 5000 finished 2.48% lower.
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