Tag: Markets

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.

Future Trends in CIT Product Development

Although collective investment trusts hold a fraction of the total assets in retirement plans, with ongoing changes in the broader intermediary landscape, they appear to be poised for continued growth.

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.

A Bad Time to Stretch for Yield

We were already in a new normal of very low interest rates before the coronavirus pandemic struck. It now seems even less likely that the old rate regime will re-establish itself any time soon.

Be Prepared for a Potentially Wild Third Quarter

After falling precipitously in the first quarter, the S&P 500 Index added 20% during the second, making for the best quarter since 1998 and the best second quarter since 1938. What comes next is anyone’s guess.

The Financial Services Industry Can Help Tackle Economic Inequality

Each U.S. household in the bottom half of the wealth distribution has only $20,000 of net worth, on average, a figure that represents less than 0.1% of those at the very top. Helping more people to own homes and to invest even modestly in the stock market are seen as critical steps to closing that gap.