Tax reform. Interest-rate hikes. Regulatory questions. Inflation. There’s always a reason to put off making changes to your company’s defined contribution (DC) plan. But some improvements will be good for your plan and participants no matter what happens.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) has cut financial advisors some slack in getting ready to comply with its new fiduciary rule. But defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors don’t have the same luxury.
Ms. Myers has penned a piece about saving for one’s retirement with 9 concrete recommendations on how to save well.
Many plan sponsors are shifting away from recordkeepers’ target-date funds to nonproprietary versions. But others are still using yesterday’s model. We think it’s time to take a look around.
In the month of January, the most important factor correlation to performance of developed market stocks has been dividend yield (DY).
A Bloomberg article (February 2nd) highlighted a recent survey of 400 executives whose overwhelming concern is talent scarcity.
The percentage of positive revisions to developed market sales and earnings estimates jumped over the last month, with an average of 76% of companies reporting better sales estimates and 70% reporting better earnings estimates.
Consolidated debt in the Euro Area fell to the lowest level in fours years, according to 3Q2016 figures released today.
As of the end of December, short interest–the number of shares investors have sold short on the NYSE–dropped to its lowest level since early 2014, even as stock market indices hovered at new highs.
The latest Commitment of Traders report (as of last Friday) highlights some extreme levels of speculation in several different assets.