Market Update: Central Banks Take Center Stage

Last year was characterized by central banks raising interest rates and tightening liquidity which caused essentially all asset classes to decline. As promises of rate increases have dramatically shifted to expectations of rate cuts this year, virtually all asset classes have reversed course. Stocks, bonds, and commodities have all rallied, making this year the opposite… Read more »

Four Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor

It can be quite a journey to find the right financial advisor for your specific situation, but the time and energy you devote to the search can pay off in a big way. After all, you’re looking for a partner and advocate to help you plan for some of the most important milestones there are:… Read more »

Special JNBA Update: Tariffs and Trade Tensions

To view this update, click on the play button above. If you have any questions, please contact your Advisory Team.   Due to various factors, including changing market conditions and/or applicable laws, the content may no longer be reflective of current opinions or positions.  Moreover, you should not assume that any discussion or information contained… Read more »

Market Update — Global Divergences

We’re experiencing a large global market divergence, in which the U.S. market has continued higher, while much of the rest of the world has struggled. In the past, we’ve talked about the importance of markets moving up together. Today, the markets are certainly not moving up together, and historically, that has posed risks for equities.… Read more »

Financial Planning Before Transitioning Careers

Changing careers and the financial preparations beforehand can be complex, no matter if planned or unexpected. JNBA can help guide you on a number of key activities during the career transition process, organized by the six core areas of financial planning: financial position, retirement planning, investment planning, risk management, estate planning, and tax planning. If you’re… Read more »

2018 Mid-Year Market Update

Be sure to check out our latest video where John Foster, Senior Advisor and Member of JNBA’s Investment Committee, explains key drivers in our market outlook for the balance of 2018. Included are perspectives on yield curves, interest rates, manufacturing momentum, earning expectations, and the seasonality of mid-term election years. Be sure to reach out… Read more »