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Aug 2020

This Week's Market Moves | August 10, 2020

Equity prices finished the week higher as second quarter earnings came in better than expected, with the S&P 500 Index closing up 2.5%, just shy of its pre-pandemic high. Here are some other insights on the markets and the economy from this past week: Stock prices edged higher last week, despit…

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Aug 2020

This Week's Market Moves | August 3, 2020

The markets were volatile last week, in the face of earnings reports and the continued global spread of the coronavirus. Below are some additional insights on the market and the economy from last week: The worst quarterly decline in economic activity, rising jobless claims, and a dovish Fed kept …

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Aug 2020

Webinar - Hot Topics for Higher Education Retirement Plan Sponsors

​In the first half of 2020, the global pandemic has created major challenges for colleges and universities. Learn more about the hot topics for higher education retirement plan sponsors and what they mean in terms of plan compliance in our webinar.

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Jul 2020

This Week's Market Moves | July 27, 2020

The U.S. equity markets finished the week lower, as investors feared the relentless rise in coronavirus cases might stall the economic recovery. An unexpected rise in the initial jobless claims data and escalating tension between the U.S. and China added to the negative sentiment. Here are some othe…

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Jul 2020

This Week's Market Moves | July 20, 2020

The S&P 500 index finished the week up 1.3%, as optimism over vaccine developments outweighed fears of another economic setback due to surging coronavirus cases. Here are some other insights on the markets and economy from last week: Encouraging news on vaccine developments from Moderna lifted st…

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Jul 2020

This Week's Market Moves | July 12, 2020

Stocks finished the week on a positive note, buoyed by encouraging news that Gilead’s remdesivir is proving to be an effective coronavirus treatment. Here are some other insights on the market and the economy this week: The S&P 500 index has traded sideways for the better part of a month, after a…

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Jul 2020

This Week's Market Moves

The stock market reacted positively to strong employment numbers, despite a surge in coronavirus cases. Stocks ended the week higher, with the Nasdaq Composite reaching a record high and the S&P 500 index rising 1.55%. Looking at the quarter, stocks finished with the best quarterly return since 1998…

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Jun 2020

This Week's Market Moves: June 29, 2020

Stock prices delivered modest gains this week, with the S&P 500 index rebounding 1.9%. A stronger-than-expected retail sales report, along with hopes for additional stimulus, helped stocks erase some of last week’s sharp losses. Here are some other insights on the market and the economy from this we…

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