2020 US Election: Inside the Candidates’ Retirement-Savings Policies
There have been plenty of headlines exploring what the November US elections might mean for the economy and markets. But it’s just as important to look at what they might have in store for defined contribution (DC) and other retirement vehicles, which more Americans than ever rely on.
September Existing-Home Sales: 4th Consecutive Month of Growth
This morning's release of the September Existing-Home Sales showed that sales rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.54 million units from the previous month's revised 5.98 million. The Investing.com consensus was for 6.30 million. The latest number represents a 9.4% increase from the previous month.
Pending Home Sales Declined in September
Today the National Association of Realtors released the September data for their Pending Home Sales Index. According to the National Association of Realtors®, "Pending home sales experienced a minor decline in September after four consecutive months of contract activity growth."
Assessing COVID-19’s effect on corporate credit
Most companies’ earnings—and creditworthiness—took a hit from pandemic containment measures like lockdowns. But with initial credit market adjustments to COVID-19 behind us, what challenges are still evolving and where does Vanguard’s fixed income team see opportunities?
Student Housing: A Sector in Peril?
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led to the closure or partial closure of many on-campus dormitories and privately run, offsite facilities. Against this backdrop of weakening demand and uncertainty around when college life may return to normalcy, our municipal bond team’s Vander Shanholt gives his take on the long-term challenges for student housing projects.
Election 2020 and Client Portfolios: Using Innovator Buffer ETFs to Hedge Election Risk
Description: Markets continue to face volatility due in part to the upcoming election and the uncertainty of a coronavirus vaccine. Clients need investment solutions that allow them to manage risk and limit volatility during these times. Innovator’s future-focused solution through its Defined Outcome lineup, allows clients to reduce downside risk through a built-in buffer, but also maintain the upside potential of the market. The goal is for clients to stay the course and focus on long-term financial goals.
Learn a potential solution enabling clients to reduce downside risk through a built-in buffer, but also maintain the upside potential of the market. The goal is for investors is exposed to focus on long-term financial goals, rather than short-term noise.
Cyberattacks Soar During the Pandemic – How Regulators Responded
As financial firms rely more on online and out-of-office platforms and services, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, the likelihood increases that proprietary and confidential, nonpublic customer information is stolen, deleted or ransomed.