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Coronavirus market alerts

June 15, 2020

The Risk Asset Recovery from COVID-19
The Risk Asset Recovery from COVID-19
The Risk Asset Recovery from COVID-19

Last week the equity market showed its first signs of faltering since the sharp rally in risk assets began at the end of March. However, it has been an amazing recovery given how “sick” the global markets appeared after global quarantine measures were put in place.

Last week the equity market showed its first signs of faltering since the sharp rally in risk assets began at the end of March. However, it has been an amazing recovery given how “sick” the global markets appeared after global quarantine measures were put in place.

June 15, 2020

August 2020 Market Update

August 4, 2020

Stock market keeps rising as GDP sinks
Stock market keeps rising as GDP sinks
Stock market keeps rising as GDP sinks

The U.S. economy experienced its biggest drop in history in the 2nd quarter as gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 32.9% amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Unemployment began to decline from historically high levels in July, although nearly 4 million Americans filed new claims for unemployment in the final two weeks of July.

The U.S. economy experienced its biggest drop in history in the 2nd quarter as gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 32.9% amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Unemployment began to decline from historically high levels in July, although nearly 4 million Americans filed new claims for unemployment in the final two weeks of July.

August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020

Remembering Darren Bagwell
Remembering Darren Bagwell
Remembering Darren Bagwell

Darren Bagwell, the Thrivent Chief Equity Strategist, recently passed away after battling a long-term medical condition. Darren was respected as a daring investment professional who pushed us all to deliver the best possible returns for our investors. Even as his illness persisted over the past few months, he elected the most aggressive treatment course. He refused to give up or give in.

Darren Bagwell, the Thrivent Chief Equity Strategist, recently passed away after battling a long-term medical condition. Darren was respected as a daring investment professional who pushed us all to deliver the best possible returns for our investors. Even as his illness persisted over the past few months, he elected the most aggressive treatment course. He refused to give up or give in.

August 4, 2020

July 28, 2020

Using virtual meetings to build your business now and in the future
Using virtual meetings to build your business now and in the future
Using virtual meetings to build your business now and in the future

During the era of social distancing, financial professionals have had to find innovative new ways to stay in touch with clients and connect with new prospects. But long after the pandemic fades away, the recent pivot to virtual get-togethers may still be valued as a timesaving, cost-effective strategy for interacting with clients and prospects.

During the era of social distancing, financial professionals have had to find innovative new ways to stay in touch with clients and connect with new prospects. But long after the pandemic fades away, the recent pivot to virtual get-togethers may still be valued as a timesaving, cost-effective strategy for interacting with clients and prospects.

July 28, 2020

July 21, 2020

Finding income in the current investment market
Finding income in the current investment market
Finding income in the current investment market

Searching for income in today’s market environment feels a bit like hunting for that cool oasis of water in a parched desert. It can be difficult to find, but not impossible. Learn more about the right kind of risk.

Searching for income in today’s market environment feels a bit like hunting for that cool oasis of water in a parched desert. It can be difficult to find, but not impossible. Learn more about the right kind of risk.

July 21, 2020

3rd Quarter 2020 Market Outlook

July 2, 2020

The surprising market recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic
The surprising market recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic
The surprising market recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Financial markets staged a stunning recovery in the 2nd quarter, despite the swift economic recession wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Widespread, intuitive and highly logical expectations were that the markets would struggle in a best-case scenario and collapse in a worse case scenario. However, markets frequently do not follow intuitive scripts. The 2nd quarter results are an extreme example of markets going “off script.”

Financial markets staged a stunning recovery in the 2nd quarter, despite the swift economic recession wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Widespread, intuitive and highly logical expectations were that the markets would struggle in a best-case scenario and collapse in a worse case scenario. However, markets frequently do not follow intuitive scripts. The 2nd quarter results are an extreme example of markets going “off script.”

July 2, 2020

2nd Quarter 2020 Market Review

July 2, 2020

Stock market shows surprising strength amid pandemic
Stock market shows surprising strength amid pandemic
Stock market shows surprising strength amid pandemic

Even as the Covid-19 pandemic continued with no end in sight, the stock market staged a remarkable rebound in the 2nd quarter, as the S&P 500® climbed about 20% for the three-month period.

Even as the Covid-19 pandemic continued with no end in sight, the stock market staged a remarkable rebound in the 2nd quarter, as the S&P 500® climbed about 20% for the three-month period.

July 2, 2020

June 16, 2020

Juggling your retirement savings and your children’s education
Juggling your retirement savings and your children’s education
Juggling your retirement savings and your children’s education

As the cost of higher education rises, many parents find themselves in the difficult position of choosing between saving for their children’s education and investing for their own retirement. retirement savings.

As the cost of higher education rises, many parents find themselves in the difficult position of choosing between saving for their children’s education and investing for their own retirement. retirement savings.

June 16, 2020

Coronavirus market alerts

June 15, 2020

The Risk Asset Recovery from COVID-19
The Risk Asset Recovery from COVID-19
The Risk Asset Recovery from COVID-19

Last week the equity market showed its first signs of faltering since the sharp rally in risk assets began at the end of March. However, it has been an amazing recovery given how “sick” the global markets appeared after global quarantine measures were put in place.

Last week the equity market showed its first signs of faltering since the sharp rally in risk assets began at the end of March. However, it has been an amazing recovery given how “sick” the global markets appeared after global quarantine measures were put in place.

June 15, 2020

June 9, 2020

Create a strategic road map to build your financial professional practice
Create a strategic road map to build your financial professional practice
Create a strategic road map to build your financial professional practice

As a financial professional, you may talk regularly with clients about the importance of long-term planning. But don’t overlook your own long-term goals. As you think about the future, you may aspire to long-term asset growth without a clear plan on how to achieve it. Or you may look for ways to boost efficiency but overlook new opportunities to enhance your growth potential.

As a financial professional, you may talk regularly with clients about the importance of long-term planning. But don’t overlook your own long-term goals. As you think about the future, you may aspire to long-term asset growth without a clear plan on how to achieve it. Or you may look for ways to boost efficiency but overlook new opportunities to enhance your growth potential.

June 9, 2020

June 2020 Market Review

June 4, 2020

Stocks keep climbing as economy starts reopening
Stocks keep climbing as economy starts reopening
Stocks keep climbing as economy starts reopening

With businesses across the U.S. beginning to reopen their doors, the stock market continued to rally in May, ending the month up more than 35% from its low for the year. The S&P 500® closed May at 3,044.31, which was 36.06% above its March 23 closing level of 2,237.40.

With businesses across the U.S. beginning to reopen their doors, the stock market continued to rally in May, ending the month up more than 35% from its low for the year. The S&P 500® closed May at 3,044.31, which was 36.06% above its March 23 closing level of 2,237.40.

June 4, 2020

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.

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

April 28, 2020

Why active management now? It made a difference in the past two market crashes
Why active management now? It made a difference in the past two market crashes
Why active management now? It made a difference in the past two market crashes

As the economy quakes in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, stock market investors are bracing for an extended period of volatility. Could this be the time to consider actively-managed funds?

As the economy quakes in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, stock market investors are bracing for an extended period of volatility. Could this be the time to consider actively-managed funds?

April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

Why oil prices dropped to negative
Why oil prices dropped to negative
Why oil prices dropped to negative

There is a saying in the oil industry that “the cure for low prices is low prices.” Behavior in the domestic oil industry is changing dramatically as capital budgets are slashed, employment is reduced, and a focus on servicing, if not cutting debt, becomes a priority.

There is a saying in the oil industry that “the cure for low prices is low prices.” Behavior in the domestic oil industry is changing dramatically as capital budgets are slashed, employment is reduced, and a focus on servicing, if not cutting debt, becomes a priority.

April 28, 2020