This bulletin recaps the second quarter earnings season and discusses the outlook for earnings for the rest of 2016.
Now is an opportune time for investors to reassess whether passive bond investing can deliver on their fixed income allocation objectives.
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.
Market participants remain focused on downside risks, leading pessimism, rather than optimism, to permeate the investment landscape
How public pension funds can enhanve returns while limiting investment costs
How to enhance portfolio returns while limiting investment costs
Funded status rose 1.9% this month due to interest rates and growth assets.
Due to interest rates and growth assets, funded status fell 3.5% this month from 91% to 87.5%.
Due to hedge portfolios and growth assets, funded status rose 1% this month from 87.5% to 88.5%.
Due to hedge portfolios and growth assets, funded status fell .4% this month from 88.5% to 88.1%.