Markets look forward and, at least for a week, saw signs government is willing to provide support to get the economy through the coronavirus pandemic. The centerpiece of the steps announced last week was a $2 trillion package designed to keep people employed and support those who have lost their jobs.Read More
These are unsettling times, both from a public health perspective and an economic perspective. To help provide answers at a time filled with questions, watch this webinar with Jamie Hopkins, Director of Retirement Research, and Scott Kubie, Senior Investment Strategist. Click Here to Watch the WebinarRead More
Emotions run high when the market dips low. Market volatility can cause stress and uncertainty in many investors, and trying to remove your emotions from the decision-making process won’t play out in the long-term. Managing the ups and downs of the market begins with managing the ups and downs of your emotions. Watch this webinar with Director of Retirement Research Jamie Hopkins, Esq., MBA, LLM, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, RICP®, to learn more. Click Here to Watch the WebinarRead More
Coronavirus and the Markets Q&A: 5 Industry-Leading Voices on the Magnitude of the Downturn, What Investors Can Do and More
We put together a roundtable discussion of investment experts across financial disciplines to give us some insight on the current markets. This group represents decades of experience in the fields of investment management and financial research and strategy.Read More
The ongoing battle against the coronavirus pushed markets sharply lower last week on concerns the collateral economic damage from social distancing will significantly damage economic growth and corporate profits for extended periods.Read More
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread quickly across the globe. The concerns have created a “bear market” as the S&P 500 dropped more than 20% from its highs in just over three weeks.
This guide explains why it’s crucial to control the disease now, its economic impact and key market lessons.
Stocks and bonds continued to be buffeted about by waves of data and policy actions designed to combat the coronavirus and the secondary effects of the virus on individuals, businesses, and markets.Read More
Yesterday saw the largest single day stock market drop since the great recession. While most would place the blame on the rapid spread of coronavirus, this was also a reaction to an oil price war where Russia and Saudi Arabia came to loggerheads, unable to maintain a three-year-old deal to coordinate their production levels. It began as an effort to respond to the lack of demand for oil due to coronavirus concerns but ended as an oil price war. Market valuation calculations factor in the price of oil as a proxy for economic activity, and with the price of oil...read the full articleRead More
Special Update: Global stocks dropped sharply on Monday based on a precipitous fall in oil prices. Global stocks dropped sharply on Monday morning. The catalyst for the decline was the inability of Russia and Saudi Arabia to reach a deal on controlling the supply of oil. Oil prices had already declined on concerns the coronavirus will sharply curtail demand for energy.Read More