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  • The Shape of Economic Recovery

    On June 8, 2020, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), which has official responsibility for determining U.S. business cycles, announced that February 2020 marked the end of an expansion that began in 2009 and the … Read More

  • Quarterly Market Review: April-June 2020

    The Markets (second quarter through June 30, 2020) Stocks rebounded from a dismal March by posting their best monthly returns since 1987, as investors were encouraged by the expectation of additional government stimulus programs and hope … Read More

  • Monthly Market Review: May 2020

    The Markets (as of market close May 29, 2020) May saw several states and foreign countries ease restrictions put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As economies slowly picked up momentum, investors grew … Read More

  • Building Prosperity News: June 2020

    Student Debt: It's Not Just for Young Adults Recent college graduates aren't the only ones carrying student loan debt. A significant number of older Americans have student debt, too. … Read More

  • Monthly Market Review: April 2020

    The Markets (as of market close April 30, 2020) April began on a sour note for stocks as each of the indexes listed here lost value. Economic reports reflected the negative impact of the COVID-19 … Read More

  • Watch Out for Coronavirus Scams

    Fraudsters and scam artists are always looking for new ways to prey on consumers. Now they are using the same tactics to take advantage of consumers' heightened financial and health concerns over the … Read More

  • Coping with Market Volatility

    Continuing to Invest May Help You Stay on Course In the current market environment, the value of your holdings may be fluctuating widely — and it's natural to feel tentative about further … Read More

  • Quarterly Market Review: January-March 2020

    The Markets (first quarter through March 31, 2020) The world's economies and stock markets have been rocked by the spread of COVID-19. Investors' fears prompted a major sell-off in February and March, plunging stocks … Read More