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May 12, 2020

Taking advantage of technology to up your game as a financial professional

Taking advantage of technology to up your game as a financial professional

Taking advantage of technology to up your game as a financial professional

Consumers accustomed to doing business digitally, like shopping and banking online, increasingly expect a similar experience when working with their financial professional. If you’re not taking advantage of technology to meet their expectations, you’re not only jeopardizing their loyalty, you’re also missing out on advances that could help you grow and run your practice more efficiently.

May 12, 2020

2nd Quarter 2020 Market Outlook

April 2, 2020

The black swan has landed, and the world has changed

The black swan has landed, and the world has changed

The black swan has landed, and the world has changed

Economists have long theorized about the impact of significant events that are unexpected and extremely rare and have a profound effect not only on the economy and the markets but across our societies at large. Such events have been dubbed “black swans” because they tend to be as rare and improbable as a black swan sighting in the wild. The coronavirus is that “black swan” event. Learn more.

April 2, 2020

1st Quarter 2020 Market Review

April 2, 2020

A little perspective in uncertain times

A little perspective in uncertain times

A little perspective in uncertain times

It would be an understatement to say that the U.S. economy has never seen a quarter quite like the 1st quarter of 2020. The stock market posted one of its worst quarters in history, oil prices plunged by more than 60%, and the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasuries dropped to an all-time low. Gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to sink deep into negative territory after years of steady growth. And weekly unemployment claims spiked to more than 6 million – a jump of about 3,000%. But while the numbers paint a dire picture, a little perspective may be in order.

April 2, 2020

March 31, 2020

In troubled times, the Thrivent Low Volatility Equity Fund may ease volatility

In troubled times, the Thrivent Low Volatility Equity Fund may ease volatility

In troubled times, the Thrivent Low Volatility Equity Fund may ease volatility

As volatility ramps up in the markets, many investors are searching for a way to participate in the market without experiencing the extreme swings that have become common during the COVID-19 crisis. The Thrivent Low Volatility Equity Fund was conceived in 2017 with that purpose in mind. While the fund cannot eliminate losses in a down market, the portfolio is designed with the goal of lower volatility.

March 31, 2020

March 17, 2020

Succession planning: Laying the groundwork for selling your financial practice

Succession planning: Laying the groundwork for selling your financial practice

Succession planning: Laying the groundwork for selling your financial practice

One of the most important issues you’ll face as a financial professional is deciding what to do with your practice when you’re ready to retire. Establishing a sound exit plan is essential for taking care of the needs of you and your family, and it’s integral to your responsibility to your clients to make sure they are cared for even if you’re no longer in the picture.

March 17, 2020