Mercer’s Second Quarter 2023 Market Review   

as of June 30, 2023 Global markets moved higher during the quarter as slowing inflation, the pause in the Federal Reserve’s hiking cycle, an agreement on the debt ceiling and enthusiasm over artificial intelligence supported investor optimism.  Volatility remained relatively subdued throughout the quarter, despite issues in the banking sector and difficult negotiations over the … Continued

How Can You Get the Most Out of Your Golden Years?

Nobody likes to think too much about how much time they have left to live, but studies show it’s likely you’ll be around for quite a while after you retire. The current life expectancy in the U.S. is 76.1 years.1 The big question is, will you be able to support yourself in a way that … Continued

What is dollar cost averaging?

Sound familiar? If you’ve ever agonized over when you should invest, you may have come to realize it is hard for an individual investor to try to time the markets. Another strategy? Dollar cost averaging. Consistency vs. timing It sounds technical, but dollar cost averaging is quite simple: you invest a consistent amount, week after … Continued

Living paycheck to paycheck?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Beginning a new year always seems like a great time to start fresh with your goals, whether they are financial, physical, or professional goals. However, what if you can’t seem to shake the stress of trying to reach your financial goals because of lingering debt? First, take a deep breath. Second, … Continued

Investing Through the Chapters of Life

Reading Time: 3 minutes How we spend, how we save and how we invest money is unique to each of us.  Despite our differences, most of us share a similar life cycle, which impacts the decisions we make about money. At each stage of life, a person’s goals, priorities and financial needs change. Major life … Continued

Mercer’s First Quarter 2023 Market Review   

as of March 31, 2023 Global markets moved higher during the quarter as investors appeared to remain hopeful for a soft landing. However, volatility was elevated at times as stresses in the banking sector and uncertainty over monetary policy weighed on markets. Global economic growth has been more resilient than most economists expected. In the … Continued

WEBINAR: Investing Concepts Simplified

Run time: 35 minutes You don’t need to be an expert or a stock market whiz to put an investment strategy into place. This webinar will break down the fundamentals of investing and provide simple, practical ways to help you invest with confidence. Topics for discussion: Asset classes, risk, and inflation How to build a … Continued

Top 4 Retirement Tips & Tricks

We repeatedly are told to prepare for retirement during our working years. But what if that milestone is quickly approaching and you’re nowhere near ready? If you’re anxious about retiring, you’re not alone, but rather than fear what lies ahead, you can take steps to be prepared financially. Here are a few ways to salvage … Continued

Mercer’s Fourth Quarter 2022 Market Review   

as of December 31, 2022   Global markets moved higher for most of the quarter as signs emerged that inflation may have peaked.  However, some of the quarter’s gains were given back in December as fears of an economic slowdown and further Federal Reserve tightening weakened sentiment. The drawdown in stocks and bonds last year … Continued