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.
One economist says there is so much noise in the data that it’s hard to assess where we are right now, let alone where things are going from a macroeconomic perspective.
The 2020 equity market outlook continues to hinge on whether a major secondary spike in COVID-19 infections can be prevented; news headlines on this front confirm this remains a very real risk.
Citing elevated valuations and rising tensions between the U.S. and China, some say a V-shaped recovery is unlikely.
New data from CAPTRUST shows there is a continued misalignment between foundations’ and endowments’ expected returns, risk preferences and asset allocations.
Retirement investors have little choice but to stay the course; even backing away from the markets for a short period can prove detrimental to long-term returns.
Presidential election cycles have a history of unpredictability, and for that reason alone investors should be cautious about tailoring their portfolios based on the politics of the day.
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.
And the use of 401(k) loans fell to a nine-year low of 22.5% in 2018, according to T. Rowe Price’s annual participant data benchmarking report.
Preliminary data shared by Alight Solutions shows the firm’s 401(k) trading index spiked on Monday October 29; investors making moves shunned growth assets and paid premium prices for fixed income.