Lending, borrowing and investing in a negative rate world
A breakdown of what you need to watch this month as you consider investment implications for your pension plan.
Potential implications for pension plans
Inventories tend to have a cycle of their own, growing and contracting several times over the course of an expansion.
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.
Political uncertainty has led to low expectations that policy initiatives would see much progress before year-end.
Explore this month’s report where we see the highest funded status level achieved since December 2012.
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.
Transient market volatility has the potential to be thrilling