Inventories tend to have a cycle of their own, growing and contracting several times over the course of an expansion.
The economic backdrop in 2019 has been characterized by weakness in manufacturing being offset by the resilience of services and health of the consumer.
Now is an opportune time for investors to reassess whether passive bond investing can deliver on their fixed income allocation objectives.
Due to interest rates and growth assets, funded status fell 3.5% this month from 91% to 87.5%.
Funded status rose 1.9% this month due to interest rates and growth assets.
Due to a decrease in rates, funded status fell 2.7% this month from 88.1% to 85.4%.
Due to a 30 bps decrease in discount rates, funded status fell 1.3% this month from 90.4% to 89.1%
Due to hedge portfolios and growth assets, funded status fell .4% this month from 88.5% to 88.1%.
Due to hedge portfolios and growth assets, funded status rose 1% this month from 87.5% to 88.5%.
Explore this month’s report where we see the highest funded status level achieved since December 2012.