Video Discussion: Q1 2021 Market Update

When it comes to the markets, what a difference a year makes. Thankfully, the first quarter of 2021 looked quite different from much of 2020, when the pandemic threw curveball after curveball at investors. In our latest video discussion, JNBA Chairman and CEO Richard Brown sits down with three senior members of the firm’s Investment… Read more »

Podcast: What Could Rising Interest Rates Mean for Planning and Portfolios?

While interest rates remain low, the prospect of higher rates brings with it both challenges and opportunities and raises several questions. Is there still time to refinance your mortgage? Does it make sense to move some cash from savings to a potentially higher yielding opportunity? What could higher inflation mean for investments? In our latest… Read more »

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

With its breathtaking volatility and blitzkrieg media coverage, Bitcoin has quickened the pulse of many investors over the last few months. After nearly doubling over a period of three weeks between December and early January to more than $40,000 per unit, it then proceeded to lose nearly a quarter of its value just as fast,… Read more »

Executive Corner

I’m guessing one question each of you have asked yourself or have been asked by someone you know is, “Do you think things will ever be the same?” I’ve read that change is inevitable but growth is optional. That has always felt true to me. I think that’s why I personally define both change and… Read more »

Q1 2021 Economic and Market Update

While global growth has somewhat subsided since the end of the year, the U.S. economy’s recovery remains on track, and expectations for another large U.S. spending bill have stoked anticipation for a strong rebound, lifting markets close to record levels. Importantly, corporate profit reports are coming in stronger than expected, and a second half economic… Read more »