One expert suggests the current yield curve inversion—often called a harbinger of recession—is due more to declining inflation expectations and the weight of negative bond yields in Europe.
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Making sure plan participants understand the positive aspects of volatility can help them avoid poor trading decisions during periods of negative returns.
Participation rates were nearly 96% higher for plans—a difference of 40 percentage points—with auto enrollment; the usage of auto escalation was nearly five times higher in plans that employ opt-out options rather than opt-in, and employer match rates increased in 2018, T. Rowe Price found.
While they expect ongoing stock market frothiness in 2019, leading money managers point to the absence of the typical signs of the end of a business cycle.
They also expect the bull market will end in the coming year.
And a majority, 65%, say it is tougher now to get ahead financially than it was before the financial crisis, Natixis found in a survey.
If an additional major drop in the market were to cause an extreme monetary loss, 38% of respondents to an Allianz Life survey do not believe they could rebuild their retirement savings.
PLANSPONSOR speaks with John Diehl, senior vice president of strategic markets for Hartford Funds, on the subject of equity market volatility and ways to help ease plan participant concerns amid big price swings.
Paying off debt is their second greatest fear, Franklin Templeton found in a survey.
While 80% of investors say their adviser discusses risk tolerance, only 50% say they bring up the subject of guaranteed lifetime income.
A new ETF market analysis from Greenwich Associates shows institutions continue relying on ETFs as “a liquid, fast and relatively low-cost tool in a wide range of tactical tasks,” such as managing cash flows and making nimble changes to their portfolios.
Taking a look at the cumulative average account balance changes for consistent 401(k) participants among the full universe of the EBRI/Investment Company Institute (ICI) database, the recent drops are minor in comparison.
Investors surveyed by Natixis cited strategies they've been using to diversify their portfolios.
A recent survey found that across generations, investors are almost equally concerned that their returns won’t secure adequate retirement savings.