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.
Retirement plan balances have never been higher, fresh data from the Investment Company Institute shows, yet many millions of Americans are unable to participate in the growth.
Sources say it’s partly due to the growing popularity of ESG investing, but there’s a lot more going on to fuel the trend, from increasing market complexity to the emergence of new regulations.
Sources say 2021 was already coming together as a year of very strong economic growth, and with the passage of an additional $1.9 trillion in fiscal stimulus support, a broad-based recovery could come sooner than later.
Who gets to define best execution? Is T+1 or T+2 better for market stability? What even is payment for order flow? The Senate Banking Committee tackled all these questions and more at a dynamic Tuesday morning hearing.
While there is certainly room for optimism about where the equity and bond markets are heading, experts say it is still crucial to focus on sequence of returns risk for those near and in retirement.
Assessing the relationship between interest rates and debatably inflated stock prices is a useful exercise, sources say, especially at a time when stocks are about as ‘expensive’ as they have ever been.
TIAA says a variable annuity and mutual funds that take an ESG approach are widely used on its retirement plan platforms.
Speaking on the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th U.S. president, sources say the markets and the economy should benefit from steadier, informed leadership.
As one expert tells PLANADVISER, repositioning portfolios after the recent run-up in risk asset prices could help mitigate future volatility.
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.
With the Democratic nominee leading polls over the past several months, investors have had ample time to consider the potential impacts of a Biden administration, sources say.
As a highly contentious presidential election plays out in the U.S., the Federal Reserve is working to project a message of stability and consistency to support the markets.
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.