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Investment Insights

Market Perspectives: Fourth Quarter 2023

Investor sentiment shifted away from risk amid concerns about higher-for-longer interest rates and uneven global growth.

Market Commentary: Uncertainty Returns

With a government shutdown avoided for now, we break down how current economic and market headwinds challenge Fed policy.

Market Update: Third Quarter 2023

High interest rates remained in the third quarter as the Fed continues to battle sticky inflation. Investors show concern about the resiliency of the economy.

The MissionSquare View: Third Quarter 2023

With inflation still high, the Fed's rate hiking cycle may continue, reducing the benefits of bond investments.

With the Debt Deal Behind Us... What Now?

The U.S. avoided a sovereign default with Congress getting a debt deal in place. We examine the aftermath that lies ahead for the markets, Federal Reserve, and Congress.

Market Commentary — U.S. Debt Ceiling Showdown: Just more noise or cause for concern?

Take a deep dive into the possible ramifications for retirement plans and assets, and what to consider in managing your retirement portfolio.

MissionSquare Investment Outlook 2023 — Slow and Steady: Moving Forward

Amid market turmoil, some investors may hesitate to contribute to their retirement plan. We would advise them to be calm and play the long game.

Why Crypto Is Too Risky

We believe investments should have sound corporate governance and regulatory oversight. Since regulation of the crypto market is still developing; at this time, we don’t see crypto as a prudent investment.

Stable Value Funds and Navigating Rising Rates

Markets have experienced rising interest rates over the past year, and it appears the trend will continue. We discuss the impact to stable value portfolios.

Stable Value in 2018: Using the Full Tool Box to Navigate Rising Rates

Describes key tools for constructing a stable value fund that can weather a rising interest rate environment.

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