Tag: Markets

Equity Market Records Always Raise Questions

In the same way that significant dips in equity prices cause head scratching and consternation, new market records also present a moment of pause, especially during a pandemic that seems to be worsening once again.

Assessing the Latest Market Jitters

One market watcher says optimism about the end of the coronavirus pandemic drove markets up, but a newly prevailing sense of reality has delivered a commensurate adjustment.

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.