Market participants remain focused on downside risks, leading pessimism, rather than optimism, to permeate the investment landscape
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.
The economic backdrop in 2019 has been characterized by weakness in manufacturing being offset by the resilience of services and health of the consumer.
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 growth assets and interest rates, funded status rose 1.5% this month from 85.4% to 86.9%.
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Due to hedge portfolios and growth assets, funded status fell .4% this month from 88.5% to 88.1%.
Due to a decrease in rates, funded status fell 2.7% this month from 88.1% to 85.4%.
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