Market participants remain focused on downside risks, leading pessimism, rather than optimism, to permeate the investment landscape
Transient market volatility has the potential to be thrilling
WHILE MOST CORPORATIONS’ 10-K FILINGS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL LATE FEBRUARY, WE ANALYZED PRELIMINARY DATA ON PENSION PLANS THAT HAVE FISCAL YEAR ENDS BETWEEN JUNE 30, 2018 AND OCTOBER 31, 2018.
Due to hedge portfolios and growth assets, funded status rose 1% this month from 87.5% to 88.5%.
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Due to a decrease in rates, funded status fell 2.7% this month from 88.1% to 85.4%.
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.
Due to hedge portfolios and growth assets, funded status fell .4% this month from 88.5% to 88.1%.
Political uncertainty has led to low expectations that policy initiatives would see much progress before year-end.