Podcast: Politics and the Pandemic: Fourth Quarter Market Behavior and Opportunities

While presidential elections often create dynamic markets, this year investors are navigating particularly choppy waters as the pandemic adds an unprecedented level of volatility. When you add COVID-19 and the election together, what could that uncertainty mean for portfolios for the rest of the year? JNBA CEO and Chairman Richard S. Brown and Senior Advisor/Investment… Read more »

The Value of an Advisor: Portfolio Construction

At JNBA, we are big believers in the value an advisor can provide to clients. A trusted relationship can produce a rewarding experience and long-term mutual benefits for investors and their advisors and advocates. As we continue our blog series on “The Value of an Advisor,” which highlights what research states are some of the… Read more »

Podcast: Taxes, the Economy and the Elections

  While every presidential election sparks considerable discussion about what the upcoming tax and economic climate may look like, this year includes an additional level of uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic. In our latest podcast episode, JNBA President Kim Brown talks with David Webb, Director of Investment Management and a leader of the firm’s Investment… Read more »


As we enter the back-to-school season, many families are trying to navigate decisions around distance learning, in-person learning, and a hybrid approach from kindergarten all the way through college. The JNBA Financial Planning Committee has provided some reminders for parents and students as you prepare for the upcoming school year.   Estate Planning Documents Once… Read more »

Executive Corner

To our valued clients, I’m certain we have all seen brighter times than we are currently experiencing, which is why I was intrigued when I found a little book recently called “The Persistence of Yellow: Inspiration for Living Brightly.” It has quickly become one of my favorite reads. This book was written as an inspiration… Read more »

Economic & Market Update

With millions of lives upended and many households dealing with ongoing disruptions to normal daily life, investors are curious as to how the economic recovery will take shape – especially now that many financial markets have rallied back to pre-virus or even record levels. After the initial surge from pent-up demand and government transfer payments… Read more »