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Fed Vice Chair: COVID-19 Will Hobble Economy for Years

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida has forecast that the hit to the U.S. economy from the coronavirus pandemic could last for years. So reports The Hill.


How Long Can the Stock Market Continue to Rise? 

With last week’s turbulence, some market watchers are wondering when the next big pullback will happen… or if it has already begun. So reports CNN.


Top Institutional Investors Driving Increased Market Volatility: Study

Some of the biggest financial firms are causing excess market volatility and leading to mispricing of company stock, according to a recent analysis. So reports The Financial Times. Those firms are BlackRock, Capital Group, Vanguard, Fidelity and State Street. 


Invesco Files to License Fido’s Active Equity ETF Strategy

Invesco has filed an exemptive order to license Fidelity’s active, non-transparent equity ETF methodology. So reports Think Advisor.


3 Key Ways This Crisis is Different Than 2008-09

The financial markets are upended again for the second time in the last 12 years, although the underlying reasons for the volatility are quite different. 


Most FAs Think We Haven’t Hit Bottom: Survey

Despite wild volatility for weeks, the majority of financial advisors expect it to still get worse before it gets better. So reports CNBC.


FAs in Uncharted Territory with Coronavirus

Many advisors have seen crisis before, including Black Monday and the Great Recession, but the coronavirus global pandemic is uncharted territory. So reports Bloomberg.


Are We Headed for a Recession?

Recent market volatility is drawing an awful lot of comparisons to the Great Recession. But, according to a recent USA Today article, the damage caused by the coronavirus won't likely be as deep or long-lasting as in 2007-08.


Should You Add Bitcoin to Client Portfolios?

Currently, independent Registered Investment Advisors allocate 9% of client funds to crypto investment. So reports Forbes.


Institutional Investors Increasingly Investing in Firms with ESG Practices

In a recent survey by Edelman, 84% of institutional investors said maximizing shareholder returns can no longer be the primary goal of a corporation and 71% of respondents said companies that overemphasize shareholder returns will be partially responsible for consumer or employee activism. So reports 401kSpecialist.


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