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The economy is trying to tell us something, but its messages are mixed. GDP fell in the second quarter, the second straight decline of negative real growth, which many investors have interpreted as a strong recession signal. While the National Bureau of Economic Research considers many different economic variables and hasn’t officially labeled it a...
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The Fed’s interest rate hike last week was the largest in nearly 30 years and resulted in a mixed bag for investors. Fears of inflation have dampened consumer sentiment, which continues to contribute to market volatility. Despite the markets entering bear market territory, the climate is also delivering higher bond yields, which could mean better...
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(A written transcript of the podcast is available by contacting your JNBA Advisory Team.) One thing’s for sure when it comes to the markets: We’re not in Kansas anymore. You’re probably not surprised to hear that stocks are having the worst start to a new year since 1939. For perspective, that’s the year “The Wizard...
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In the first quarter of 2022, the markets were fairly volatile with rising inflation as well as the first land war in Europe since World War II. Bonds, in particular, experienced their worst quarter in 40 years, although the stable nature of bonds still don’t compare to the volatility of stocks. As these historical events...
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The invasion of Ukraine, rising inflation, and anticipated interest rate increases continue to spark considerable market volatility – but what does a historical perspective tell us about what could happen next? JNBA President Kim Brown and Senior Advisor and Investment Strategist John Foster discuss how global events are impacting the markets right now, and what...
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There was plenty of market turmoil in September, followed by a more positive October. What could that mean for the future? With earnings season wrapping up, David Webb, Director of Investment Management and a leader of our Investment Committee, and Senior Advisor and Investment Strategist John Foster take a look at recent market activity and...
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The third quarter of 2021 was one for the record books with historically low interest rates, the first real resurgence of volatility since last fall, and now, after six months of relative calm, bond yields appearing to rise again. In our latest podcast, David Webb, Director of Investment Management and a leader of our Investment...
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While fall means cooler weather, back-to-school, and raking leaves, historically it also kicks off a more difficult period for investors. In our latest podcast, David Webb, Director of Investment Management and a leader of our Investment Committee, talks about the markets with Senior Advisor and Investment Strategist Michael Bilotta. They discuss what has been driving...
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on June 10 that the rate of inflation over the past year rose 5%, the highest jump since 2008, due in large part to the reopening of the economy. In our latest podcast, recorded the morning the numbers were released, JNBA Chairman and CEO Richard S. Brown talks with...
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As the new administration hits the 100-day mark, lawmakers are considering multiple changes to the tax code for corporations, individuals, and families that could potentially impact everything from income tax brackets to capital gains tax rates. In our latest podcast, JNBA President Kim Brown talks with Christopher Mastley, an advisor and member of JNBA’s Financial...
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