Tag: Equities

Average 401(k) Equity Allocation Surpasses 70%

The latest update of the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index shows the average asset allocation to equities rose in June to the highest level in 20 years. The index shows investors were content to watch their balances rise, as there were no days of above-normal trading activity. Average net trading activity was 0.009% of 401(k) balances, down from 0.011% in May.

A Markedly Positive Mid-Year Market Check-In

Millions of jobs have returned as the country has reopened, thanks to the positive impact of the COVID-19 vaccination program, but as the U.S. enters the second half of the year, sources say some ‘problems of success’ have emerged.

Interest Rates’ ‘New Normal’

By bringing longer-run goals and strategy into alignment with changes in the economy, the Fed aims to strengthen support for economic recovery.

Coronavirus Rocks Long-View Capital Market Assumptions

Comparing asset managers’ five-year capital market assumptions published in late 2019 and early 2020 with the newly updated versions being circulated today is an eye-opening exercise that underscores the staggering economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Managers See Stocks Buoyed by Stimulus

They warn that there could be a market pullback when second-quarter earnings start being reported and that the coronavirus’ legacy could be $1 trillion in business activity never returning.