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March 23, 2020

Factors that Could Change Our Viewpoint to Bearish

Path of the coronavirus. Sufficient fiscal policy response. Liquidity issues. CIO Ben Pace explains how all three directly impact the timing and magnitude of the economic recovery in the U.S.

Path of the coronavirus. Sufficient fiscal policy response. Liquidity issues. CIO Ben Pace explains how all three directly impact the timing and magnitude of the economic recovery in the U.S.

March 17, 2020

Market Update on the Coronavirus Impact

Chief Investment Officer Ben Pace and Chief Equity Strategist Jim Lebenthal will provide an update on recent market events and the potential economic impact of the coronavirus.

Chief Investment Officer Ben Pace and Chief Equity Strategist Jim Lebenthal will provide an update on recent market events and the potential economic impact of the coronavirus.

March 16, 2020

Global Markets: Bottoming Is A Process

Today, as the markets give back all of Friday’s rebound, we’re reminded that finding a bottom is a process that will take some time in this ever-evolving medical and economic environment. CIO Ben Pace shares our viewpoint on the latest…

Today, as the markets give back all of Friday’s rebound, we’re reminded that finding a bottom is a process that will take some time in this ever-evolving medical and economic environment. CIO Ben Pace shares our viewpoint on the latest market developments.

March 12, 2020

No Fiscal Gain. More Market Pain.

The S&P 500 equity index is officially in bear market territory for the first time in 11 years. It appears the proposed fiscal policy unveiled last night did little to calm investors’ fears. In this commentary, Ben Pace provides insights…

The S&P 500 equity index is officially in bear market territory for the first time in 11 years. It appears the proposed fiscal policy unveiled last night did little to calm investors’ fears. In this commentary, Ben Pace provides insights into today’s market events.

March 9, 2020

Oil Price War Fuels Another Market Sell-Off

The breakout of an oil price war between OPEC and Russia further roiled the financial markets over the weekend and today, increasing the anxiety of investors already concerned about the global economic impact of the coronavirus. Ben Pace explains the…

The breakout of an oil price war between OPEC and Russia further roiled the financial markets over the weekend and today, increasing the anxiety of investors already concerned about the global economic impact of the coronavirus. Ben Pace explains the events behind today’s market sell-off.

March 5, 2020

March 2020 Economic and Market Outlook Conference Call

Ben Pace discusses recent volatility in the markets and what it could mean for the rest of 2020. Listen to a recording of the call, here.

Ben Pace discusses recent volatility in the markets and what it could mean for the rest of 2020. Listen to a recording of the call, here.

March 2, 2020

March 2020 Economic Outlook

As the coronavirus continues to spread, concerns about the impact on global supply chains have increased, calling into question both global and U.S. economic growth estimates. Get more insights in our March Market Outlook.

As the coronavirus continues to spread, concerns about the impact on global supply chains have increased, calling into question both global and U.S. economic growth estimates. Get more insights in our March Market Outlook.

February 28, 2020

Continued Market Volatility Around the Coronavirus

The intensifying spread of the coronavirus and the unknown impact it may have on global economies sent shock waves through the equity markets on Thursday. Ben Pace shares his thoughts along with a reminder about the importance of staying focused…

The intensifying spread of the coronavirus and the unknown impact it may have on global economies sent shock waves through the equity markets on Thursday. Ben Pace shares his thoughts along with a reminder about the importance of staying focused on the long term.

February 24, 2020

Coronavirus Fuels Market Volatility Commentary

Ben Pace shares his thoughts on the recent market volatility caused by the uncertainty of the coronavirus.

Ben Pace shares his thoughts on the recent market volatility caused by the uncertainty of the coronavirus.

February 3, 2020

February 2020 Economic Outlook

Investors should expect heightened market volatility over the coming weeks until we receive better indications of the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on the global economy. Get more insights in our February Market Outlook.

Investors should expect heightened market volatility over the coming weeks until we receive better indications of the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on the global economy. Get more insights in our February Market Outlook.

January 22, 2020

2020 Economic & Market Outlook Conference Call

What's in store for 2020? Our CIO, Ben Pace shares his insights about the probability of a recession, the Fed's position on interest rates, our views on the global markets and more. Replay of 2020 Investment…

What's in store for 2020? Our CIO, Ben Pace shares his insights about the probability of a recession, the Fed's position on interest rates, our views on the global markets and more. Replay of 2020 Investment Outlook Conference Call

January 22, 2020

2020 Investment Outlook

What could 2020 bring for investors? More record growth? A recession? Something in between? Our investment team shares their thoughts in our 2020 Economic & Investment Outlook.

What could 2020 bring for investors? More record growth? A recession? Something in between? Our investment team shares their thoughts in our 2020 Economic & Investment Outlook.

January 3, 2020

Fourth Quarter 2019 Market Commentary

What drove the markets in Q4? Trade talks, monetary ease and continued economic growth.

What drove the markets in Q4? Trade talks, monetary ease and continued economic growth.

January 2, 2020

January 2020 Economic Outlook

After a stellar performance in 2019, equity returns should be more muted, but comfortably positive in 2020 thanks to continued earnings growth. Get more insights in our January Outlook.

After a stellar performance in 2019, equity returns should be more muted, but comfortably positive in 2020 thanks to continued earnings growth. Get more insights in our January Outlook.

December 2, 2019

December 2019 Economic Outlook

Amid the ongoing trade dispute, businesses appear hesitant to invest in long-term capital projects. This reluctance is holding the U.S. economy back from reaching its 2.5%-3% GDP growth potential. Get more insights in our December Monthly Outlook.

Amid the ongoing trade dispute, businesses appear hesitant to invest in long-term capital projects. This reluctance is holding the U.S. economy back from reaching its 2.5%-3% GDP growth potential. Get more insights in our December Monthly Outlook.

November 20, 2019

Five Tax-Planning Opportunities Commentary

2018 tax returns delivered some unexpected - and often negative - outcomes. To help mitigate your tax liability in 2019 (and beyond), here are 5 tax-planning opportunities from Steve Walker based on lessons learned.

2018 tax returns delivered some unexpected - and often negative - outcomes. To help mitigate your tax liability in 2019 (and beyond), here are 5 tax-planning opportunities from Steve Walker based on lessons learned.

November 1, 2019

November 2019 Economic Outlook

Positive earnings growth, coupled with low interest rates, may help sustain the bull market through year-end and into 2020.

Positive earnings growth, coupled with low interest rates, may help sustain the bull market through year-end and into 2020.

October 30, 2019

Third Quarter M&A Market Commentary

Have you explored possible exit options for your business? If not, now may be a good time start. Brett Dearing explains why in his Q3 M&A Market Commentary.

Have you explored possible exit options for your business? If not, now may be a good time start. Brett Dearing explains why in his Q3 M&A Market Commentary.

October 29, 2019

Plan Lineup Simplification

Partner Constantine Mulligan explains how simplified investment lineups can lead to sound participant decisions. This article was originally written for PSCA’s investment committee and published in the Fall 2019 issue of PSCA’s Defined Contribution Insights.

Partner Constantine Mulligan explains how simplified investment lineups can lead to sound participant decisions. This article was originally written for PSCA’s investment committee and published in the Fall 2019 issue of PSCA’s Defined Contribution Insights.

October 10, 2019

Easing of 401(k) and 403(b) Hardship Withdrawals

Paul Sommerstad highlights key changes to 401(k) and 403(b) hardship withdrawals to help plan sponsors evaluate their existing plan provisions.

Paul Sommerstad highlights key changes to 401(k) and 403(b) hardship withdrawals to help plan sponsors evaluate their existing plan provisions.

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Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Chicago

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Chicago, IL 60606

Cleveland

Terminal Tower
50 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113

Denver

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Denver, CO 80237

Fort Worth

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Fort Worth, TX 76107

Los Altos

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Los Altos, CA 94024

Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Louisville, CO 80027

New York

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New York, NY 10017

New York

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32nd Floor
New York, NY 10017

Orange County

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Costa Mesa, CA 92626