Tag: Markets

All Age Groups Display Economic Irrationality

A new academic paper published by the TIAA Institute shows little difference in behavior among undergraduate students, young adults, middle-aged people and older subjects when it comes to rationally navigating uncertain conditions.  

Art by Dalbert B. Vilarino

Gen Xers Should Consider Sequence of Returns Risk

The recent bouts of equity market volatility highlight the importance of balancing portfolio growth aspirations with the need to protect what has already been accumulated; Generation X faces a difficult task in balancing short- and long-term financial priorities.

Former SEC Enforcer Reviews Regulator’s 2019 Agenda

During a webcast hosted by ACA Compliance Group, Allison Charley, a former SEC examinations office leader, explained the regulator’s internal process for picking audit targets; other speakers noted the SEC’s increased focus on suitability issues and cybersecurity.

Art by Mark Wang

Pension Plan Glide Paths Need to Evolve

As funding status improves, it is important for most employers to take pension investment risk off the table and move to liability-driven strategies.

Helping Participants Brace for Market Volatility

The only person who gets hurt on a rollercoaster is the one who jumps out; advisers should stress that volatility is the price individuals pay for long-term performance.