April 10, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The US labor market continued its see-saw pattern last week as initial jobless benefits claims dropped by 38,000.
April 9, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Employers initiated 3,597 mass layoffs in January-February 2003 covering 340,474 workers.
April 8, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index produced a return of 0.62% in March.
April 8, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Actively managed equity mutual funds beat their corresponding Standard & Poor's indices during the first quarter of 2003, but lagged the indices over the long term.
April 8, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - RiskMetrics Group has unveiled its latest quarterly list of kudos and raspberries for the "Best and Worst" evaluations of US and UK equity mutual funds unit trusts/OEICs.
April 8, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A drop in planned telecommunications job cuts lead to a 45%-decrease in overall high-tech position reductions.
April 7, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The Van Global Hedge Fund Index advanced 0.5% net of fees in March according to a preliminary data.
April 7, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Portfolios in high quality municipal bonds, high quality corporate bonds and high-yield bonds continued their winning ways in the first quarter of 2003, helping to offset losses in domestic and international equity mutual funds.
April 4, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The struggling US job market shed a much higher than expected 108,000 nonfarm jobs in March in a continuing sign that the economy is still fragile amid the many uncertainties of the Iraq war.
April 3, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Major US stock markets have been buffeted by sentiments about the progress of the war with Iraq, but participants appear to be taking it all in stride.
April 3, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Reversing a three week downward trend, the number of new US jobless jumped to 445,000, representing its highest level in almost a year.
April 3, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Despite - or perhaps as a result of - volatile markets, the hedge fund industry expanded by 5% in 2002, according to a new survey.
April 3, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) -The winning streak that began for high-yield bond funds late last year continued into the first three months of 2003 as investors poured nearly $8.6 billion into high-yield bond funds between January and March 2003.
April 3, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Resurgent markets drew participant holdings in self-directed accounts to equity holdings in the fourth quarter, according to Charles Schwab Corporate Services' fourth quarter 2002 SDBA Indicators report.
April 2, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The climax to a long-anticipated outbreak of war in Iraq spoke favorably to FTSE All-World Index investors, as the index increased 1.54% in March.
April 1, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Planned job cuts plummeted 38% in March to their lowest level in six months, but that doesn't mean it is time to break out the bubbly.
March 31, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Assets in exchange-traded funds (ETF) dipped to $92.8 billion in February - the third drop in a row - from $95.6 billion in January .
March 28, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Picking up where January left off, the combined assets of the nation's mutual funds decreased 1.0% to $6.27 trillion in February.
March 28, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - American personal income rose by 0.3%, or $24.9 billion, in February.
March 27, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Strong equity contributions led the way as closed-end fund assets increased $5.38 billion in the fourth quarter of 2002.