The U.S. economy should slow but not stall in 2019 due to fading fiscal stimulus, higher interest rates and a lack of workers. Even as unemployment falls further, inflation should be relatively contained.
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A breakdown of what you need to watch this month as you consider investment implications for your pension plan.
Alternatives for uncorelated income
Due to a decrease in rates, funded status fell 2.7% this month from 88.1% to 85.4%.
Due to hedge portfolios and growth assets, funded status fell .4% this month from 88.5% to 88.1%.
November marked the 10 year anniversary of the widest corporate bond spreads on record.
Due to a 30 bps decrease in discount rates, funded status fell 1.3% this month from 90.4% to 89.1%
PG&E (ticker: PCG) filed for bankruptcy - surprisingly the issuer was within the A or better rated pension liability discount rate universe within the prior 12 months.