We expect some major changes in the next four years, with implications for investors. In this piece, we consider seven key takeaways and opportunities.
Guess what, the best performing U.S. stock mutual funds in 2020 were actively managed. As employers consider what they should stress this year in their employee education sessions, they may wish to keep this trend in mind.
Here are five themes William Blair expects will gain the attention of investors in the decade to come.
Time will tell when we’ll all feel comfortable heading out to dinner and a movie with friends again or hopping on a flight to the Caribbean, but investors can prepare themselves for the inevitable twists and turns in the markets. Here are five key themes to consider as you set expectations for the year ahead.
In a scene unprecedented in modern times, a mob protesting the outcome of the presidential election overran the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday afternoon, interrupting a joint session of Congress that had convened to count the electoral college votes and certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
After a powerful rally for stocks for much of 2020, let’s take a look at the biggest potential downside risks for investors in the year ahead. While none of these scenarios make our base case for 2021, a review of the top investment risks in greater depth may be prudent as we enter the New Year.
As striking as behavior shifts were in 2020, we may one day look back at 2021 as a major turning point not only for the economy but for public health, politics and the way we live in the digital age. “The longer we live in an environment where we have to be careful about our health, the more persistent behavior change will be,” Romo says. “We just hit the fast-forward button to the future, and I don’t think we’re going back.”
It is puzzling to many why U.S. equity markets continue to set record highs. Following are some thoughts on why this is happening.
The election results to date are already affecting the stock market and stand to have major consequences for stimulus talks and taxes, according to Dan Clifton, head of Washington research at Strategas Securities. Here are his six takeaways.
Stocks declined again on Friday, capping the market’s worst week since March, as rising COVID-19 cases and weak earnings-related news from some large technology companies rattled investors. The S&P 500 index lost 1.2% on Friday, and was down 5.6% for the week.