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Alliance Bernstein: The Investor’s Survival Guide To A Long Life post to funds website and fund socials

August 29, 2019

Rejoice—people around the world are living longer! But pause the festivities—that means they need more retirement money. To ensure they don’t run out of cash, savers need to adjust their investment strategies as their needs change, both before and after retiring. The gap between what people save for retirement and what they need for a […]


LPL: Leading Indicator Signal Growth Ahead post to funds website and fund socials

August 28, 2019

Economic Blog U.S. leading indicators rebounded in July, a good sign for the durability of the expansion. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose 0.5% month over month, the biggest gain since September 2018, and above consensus expectations for a 0.3% increase. As shown in the LPL Chart of the Day, Leading Indicators Slowing […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended August 23rd

August 27, 2019

Rate outlook With the U.S. Federal Reserve widely expected to cut interest rates again at its next policy meeting in mid-September, Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday didn’t commit to any sharp rate reductions or other aggressive moves to stimulate economic growth. In an address before a global monetary policy conference, Powell said the Fed “will […]


Alliance Bernstein: Why Today’s Inverted Yield Curve Isn’t Necessarily a Recession Warning

August 22, 2019

  The most closely watched part of the US yield curve inverted this week for this first time since 2007, suggesting that a recession may be around the corner. We’re not convinced that’s true. Don’t get us wrong, recession risks have increased over the last few quarters and investor caution is warranted. But while we […]


LPL: Productivity Picks Up

August 21, 2019

Economic Blog U.S. economic data has been sound this week, providing investors with good news amid a wave of conflicting headlines and market volatility. Second quarter nonfarm productivity, released August 15, was an especially encouraging report. As shown in the LPL Chart of the Day, Nonfarm Productivity Picks Up, nonfarm productivity climbed 2.3% in the […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended August 16th

August 20, 2019

  Weak indicators Wednesday’s 800-point plunge in the Dow was fueled in part by worse-than-expected data from two of the world’s biggest economies. Germany’s GDP contracted slightly in the second quarter amid further declines in exports, while China’s factory output was below expectations in July.    Retail therapy The week’s bleak economic news was partly […]


Kevin Miller on Bloomberg Radio

August 15, 2019

Kevin Miller, Chief Executive Officer at The E-Valuator Funds, discusses the markets and investing. He says Wednesday’s market sell off was a result of global pressure, but provides a buying opportunity. Click to Listen: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2019-08-14/miller-says-markets-in-unique-situation-podcast


John Hancock: Fed Cut-Now What?

August 15, 2019

The U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) just cut the federal funds rate a quarter point, to between 2.00% and 2.25%, representing the first reduction since the end of 2008, when the Fed effectively pinned short-term yields to the floor.¹ While that extraordinary moment would mark the beginning of seven lean years for money market funds, U.S. rates […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended August 9th

August 13, 2019

Choppy markets U.S. stock indexes dropped for the second week in a row, but their overall declines were around a half a percentage point—tiny, given the market’s shaky start. The indexes tumbled around 3% on Monday—the largest single-day decline year-to-date—but they recovered most of that ground over the next three days.   Yields tumble—again Just […]


Alliance Bernstein: Will Easy Monetary Policy Keep the Global Economy Afloat?

August 8, 2019

  Global markets have taken heart from a truce in the trade war and signs of yet more monetary-policy stimulus. Easy money may well give a short-term lift to asset prices, but longer-term prospects look more challenging, especially for Europe. We see two snags with the latest market narrative. Uneasy Truce First, the truce in […]