Q4 2020 Economic and Market Update

Following a period of nervousness ahead of the presidential election, investors jumped back into stocks with both feet. Initially as the voting results were being tallied, it became clear that a divided government would be far less likely to implement any major tax changes. Investors subsequently received promising news from multiple healthcare firms working on… Read more »

Executive Corner

As we enter into the holiday season, I think it’s safe to say things look very different than holidays past. It’s been a challenging year. Tough times, sadness, and disappointment come to all of us in life, but 2020 has thrown us a powerful curve ball. COVID-19 has taken from us. We are all impacted… Read more »

Post-Election Market Update

The S&P 500 surged over 7% last week in its best week since April, and the rally continued into this week with Monday’s announcement of a promising vaccine from Pfizer. In recent history, markets more or less have done well following elections regardless of who wins. As such, we quickly positioned portfolios a bit more aggressively during… Read more »

Open Enrollment – Benefits Reminder

For many working individuals, open enrollment season is here again, and that provides opportunity to confirm and enhance your benefit elections for the coming year. If you experienced life changes or transitions in 2020 (e.g., getting married) or if you are planning for a big event in 2021 (e.g., having a baby), it is especially… Read more »

The Pending Election and the Market

As expected, this presidential race has come down to the wire and is much tighter than pre-election polling suggested. Due to record voter participation, combined with the strength of mail-in voting due to concerns over social crowding at polling sites, the tabulation of all votes will continue through this week. While more likely will be… Read more »

Podcast: Q3 Market Recap

As we move closer and closer to the November 3 elections, JNBA’s Investment Committee continues to monitor the economic news and market behavior closely. JNBA President Kim Brown and Director of Investment Management David Webb discuss the most notable activity over the past quarter in a new podcast episode recorded on October 7. In the… Read more »