Mercer’s First Quarter 2020 Market Review

as of March 30, 2020 The global economy experienced an unprecedented halt in activity in March, as social distancing policies have forced many businesses to temporarily close.  The global economy is almost certainly in a recession, although estimates for its magnitude and duration vary widely. The initial impact on the US labor market has been … Continued

WEBCAST: RETIREMENT INVESTING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Mercer – Retirement Investing in Uncertain Times, April 23, 2020 The webcast presentation is not specific to any of the ABA Retirement Funds Program Funds and any guidance and advice is provided by Mercer, the Program’s investment fiduciary. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and may not necessarily reflect those … Continued

COVID 19 & CARES Act Links and Resources

Below is a series of links to government or private industry webpages that may prove helpful to small businesses working to navigate these unique times. ABA Retirement Funds Program: https://abaretirement.com/covid-19-market-impact/   US Government Webpage Links: DOL: https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus IRS: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus; https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/coronavirus-related-relief-for-retirement-plans-and-iras-questions-and-answers US Website: https://www.coronavirus.gov/ Small Business Administration: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html FBI: https://www.fbi.gov/coronavirus FTC: https://www.ftc.gov/coronavirus US … Continued

ARTICLE: 6 Tips to Work From Home Successfully During Lock Down

For many of us that are used to going into an office, working from home on a daily basis is not the norm. Read for tips on how to be successful working from home. I have been working from home since my first corporate job at Accenture in 2010, so I understand the expectations from … Continued

ARTICLE: Navigating market volatility with dollar cost averaging

As you are well aware by now, the stock market has had some volatility these past weeks. While these shifts can increase anxiety, we know a few things for sure. No one can predict what the market will do and when. History and time have shown that volatility often has an upside, especially when you … Continued