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Spread Turbulence on the Flight to Quality



A lackluster 2015 (and to date tumultuous 2016) in the stock market has the defined benefit (DB) world on high alert. Plan sponsors and advisors sit transfixed like overworked air traffic controllers at their monitors, charting allocation vectors amid a screen filled with flashing warning lights. …

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Pounding the Economic Drum: Yellen Addresses Market Volatility Concerns



Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairwoman Janet Yellen is in a tough spot. Markets are pounding the drums with a gloomy message of economic catastrophe on what seems like a daily basis. “Risk off,” the markets say; still the U.S. economy—driven by domestic demand—continues on in the face of higher…

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