Renewed risk appetite will contribute to driving a stronger U.S. economy in 2014, while the U.S. equity market will be challenged to meet the level of actuarial return assumptions for 2014, according ...
January 06, 2014
Janet Yellen was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve.
January 06, 2014 | 06:13 pm
Equities busted out, while rising rates helped pension funds, but hurt fixed-income investors.
January 06, 2014 | 12:01 am
Wilshire 5000 Total Market index ended 2013 with a 33.07% return, the best single-year performance since 1995, according to a news release from Wilshire Associates.
January 03, 2014 | 03:36 pm
2014 might seem like deja vu to many retirement plan sponsors.
January 02, 2014 | 12:11 pm
Bond mutual funds in the U.S. posted record investor withdrawals of $80 billion in 2013 as investors fled fixed income in anticipation that interest rates will rise further.
January 02, 2014 | 11:26 am
Forecasts typically are cautious, going for average, and wind up outside the range of actual outcomes.
December 23, 2013
The Acertus Market Sentiment Indicator level is 61, which is trending toward high complacency with investors, said John Longo, chief investment officer of Acertus Capital Management, which launched...
December 23, 2013 | 12:03 pm
Money managers' response to the Federal Reserve's decision to cut its monthly bond purchases to $75 billion in January from $85 billion is much more optimistic than it was when the topic first was...
December 23, 2013
The Senate late Wednesday passed a two-year budget deal that calls for raising premiums paid to the PBGC and increasing federal employee retirement contributions to help offset spending hikes.
December 18, 2013 | 05:50 pm
Members of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting Wednesday decided to start ramping down their bond-buying program known as quantitative easing in January, dropping monthly purchases to $75...
December 18, 2013 | 03:11 pm
Hedge fund managers mostly are confident that financial markets globally will function adequately in 2014, but as a pack believe Federal Reserve Bank tapering poses the biggest risk next year.
December 11, 2013 | 03:47 pm
U.S. budget negotiators have reached agreement on a deal that includes raising the contributions that federal employees make to their retirement plans and increasing premiums for pensions backed by...
December 10, 2013 | 06:41 pm
Global and U.S. GDP growth is expected to improve in 2014, and domestic equity markets are forecast for another strong year, according to a 2014 outlook webcast with Bank of America Merrill Lynch...
December 10, 2013 | 04:28 pm
It's been a wonderful year to be a stock investor. Not only is 2013 shaping up to deliver the best returns of the past 10 years, it's also offered one of the smoothest rides.