Posts tagged ‘bond rates’

Market Bull Beats Liability Bear by a Nose in 2017



Happy 401(k) investors across the U.S. know that the stock market bull had quite a run in 2017. Sure, investment professionals can argue subtle points around the relative strength of growth vs. value, small vs. large cap, or emerging market potential, but it honestly didn’t take a lot of skill to…

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Investors’ Bond Binge May Cause DB Accounting Hangovers



When the ball dropped over Times Square to ring in 2014, defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors with calendar fiscal years were in a partying mood. For the first time since the financial crisis, corporate bond rates ended the year significantly higher than where they started, sharply reducing pension…

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