Tag: Performance

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.

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.

Some Comforting Lessons for Retirement Plan Investors

Data from leading retirement plan recordkeepers shows 401(k) and IRA accounts have seen smaller losses than many broad market indices, thanks in no small part to the efforts of plan sponsors and their advisers. Corporate pensions have also fared better than their public counterparts.