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To help shed additional light on how this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the markets, JNBA CEO and Chairman Richard S. Brown sat down – virtually, from remote locations – on March 17 with colleagues to record the latest episode of our podcast. Richard was joined by three team members who help lead JNBA’s Investment...
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It is ironic that we share this update on the exact same day that the Bear Market attributable to the Great Financial Crisis reached its very own bottom 11 years ago. Earlier this morning, the selling pressure in stocks was intense enough to trigger a 15-minute trading halt after the market’s open. To most everyone engaged...
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The impact of climate change recently dominated January’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Increasingly, more and more investors are choosing to align their money with their values to influence corporations to halt business practices believed to damage the planet, as well as improve economic diversity to ensure a wide range of voices are heard...
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The impact of the coronavirus has made for some heart-racing moments in financial markets over the last couple of weeks. But let’s take a quick step back for perspective. Investors greeted the new year with a surge in optimism due to the “Phase One” U.S.-China trade deal, falling Mideast tensions, a strong jobs report, and...
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In a recent round of investor risk aversion, the S&P 500 logged its worst weekly decline since the Great Financial Crisis. The market has officially entered correction territory (10+% decline) as the worldwide spread of the coronavirus has stoked investor fears that economic growth and profits will take a substantial blow in the quarters ahead. This...
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Financial markets experienced their sharpest decline in over two years yesterday, with the S&P 500 and oil prices falling 3.4% and 3.8%, respectively. Meanwhile, 10-year U.S. government bond yields fell to their lowest level since 2016 and the price of another safe-haven asset, gold, reached a seven-year high. The cause for the short-term correction appears...
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What a difference a year makes! Entering 2019, investors were fearful of slowing earnings, a fairly brutal 4th quarter market sell-off, and a Federal Reserve that had been hiking interest rates while oblivious to slowing economic conditions. An escalation of trade tensions with China, the world’s second-largest economy, combined with Britain’s potential exit from the...
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