The 401k Blog
Although the U.S. economy ended 2019 on solid footing, certain weak spots were clearly developing by the end of the year. The coronavirus outbreak in January further exposed stocks’ vulnerability in the short term. Here are some of the cautionary signs we’re seeing.
Byron R. Wien, vice chairman together with Joe Zidle, chief investment strategist in the Private Wealth Solutions group at Blackstone, recently issued their list of Ten Surprises for 2020. This is the 35th year Byron has given his views on a number of economic, financial market and political surprises for the coming year.
As Chinese authorities deal with a rapidly spreading coronavirus, investors are raising questions about the potential impact on global economic growth and the financial markets. While much is still unknown about the extent of the outbreak — and, crucially, how long it may last — the initial drag on China and other emerging markets is starting to come into focus.
When you are kind to another person, even in a small way, it has a positive effect by helping that person feel valued and supported. If you make such acts of kindness a regular habit, it’s actually good for your health and even slows your body’s aging process, according to research.
Nuveen’s chief equity strategist, Bob Doll, is heading into 2020 with a generally bullish outlook, despite the quirky and unpredictable influences of a presidential election.
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