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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.

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.

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.

October 2, 2019

Manufacturing Report Sparks Recession Concerns

Fourth quarter is off to a bumpy start. CIO Ben Pace shares his perspective on the recent downturn.

Fourth quarter is off to a bumpy start. CIO Ben Pace shares his perspective on the recent downturn.

October 2, 2019

Third Quarter 2019 Market Commentary

It was not a relaxing summer for global stock and bond markets. Check out our Q3 Market Commentary to learn why.

It was not a relaxing summer for global stock and bond markets. Check out our Q3 Market Commentary to learn why.

October 1, 2019

October 2019 Economic Outlook

An awakening housing market could boost a slow but steady U.S. economy. Get more insights in our October Market Outlook

An awakening housing market could boost a slow but steady U.S. economy. Get more insights in our October Market Outlook

September 4, 2019

Five Best Practices for Retirement Plan Committees

Do you have a plan committee? Do you take meeting minutes? These are just two ways Neal Smith says plan sponsors can strengthen their governance process.

Do you have a plan committee? Do you take meeting minutes? These are just two ways Neal Smith says plan sponsors can strengthen their governance process.

September 3, 2019

September 2019 Economic Outlook

Consumer wallets remain open despite escalating trade tensions with China—a positive sign for continued economic growth. Get more insights in our September Market Outlook.

Consumer wallets remain open despite escalating trade tensions with China—a positive sign for continued economic growth. Get more insights in our September Market Outlook.

August 14, 2019

Perspective on yield curve inversion

The curve between the 10- and 2-year Treasury inverted for the first time in more than a decade, sparking recession concerns. Ben Pace provides an alternative viewpoint.

The curve between the 10- and 2-year Treasury inverted for the first time in more than a decade, sparking recession concerns. Ben Pace provides an alternative viewpoint.

August 5, 2019

Escalation of the Trade War with China

In response to today’s market volatility due to the change in Chinese currency against the dollar, Ben Pace provides his thoughts on the escalation of the trade war and the impacts on the markets.

In response to today’s market volatility due to the change in Chinese currency against the dollar, Ben Pace provides his thoughts on the escalation of the trade war and the impacts on the markets.

August 1, 2019

Fed Rate Reduction Commentary

Yesterday’s interest rate cut marks the Fed’s official transition to monetary easing.  What does this mean for the long term? CIO Ben Pace shares his perspective.

Yesterday’s interest rate cut marks the Fed’s official transition to monetary easing.  What does this mean for the long term? CIO Ben Pace shares his perspective.

August 1, 2019

August 2019 Economic Outlook

Monetary easing. Slow growth. Trade conflicts. The themes dominating 2019 continue. Get more insights in our August Market Outlook.

Monetary easing. Slow growth. Trade conflicts. The themes dominating 2019 continue. Get more insights in our August Market Outlook.

July 31, 2019

Current Bull Market Investment Commentary

The current bull market is the longest in history. But is it the strongest? Tom Cohn shares his perspective in our latest investment commentary.

The current bull market is the longest in history. But is it the strongest? Tom Cohn shares his perspective in our latest investment commentary.

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Bloomfield Hills

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Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Chicago

227 W Monroe St
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 Angeles

11601 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Louisville

801 Main St
Louisville, CO 80027

New York

335 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10017

Orange County

3200 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626