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Actively-managed funds gain ground on index funds in shift to quality
May 2, 2018 | Gene Walden, Senior Finance Editor and Jeffrey Branstad, Senior Investment Product Strategist
Index funds have traditionally been at their best versus actively-managed mutual funds during bull markets – and that was generally the case throughout much of the current bull market that began in 2009.
First quarter 2018 market recap: Stock market retreat continues
April 4, 2018 | Gene Walden, Senior Finance Editor
Despite signs of a strengthening economy, the stock market continued on a skittish path in March, as investor confidence waned amidst uncertainty on trade issues and the economy.
2nd qtr 2018 market outlook: Valuation tug of war fueling market volatility
April 4, 2018 | Mark Simenstad, Chief Investment Strategist
The first quarter of 2018 saw the return of market volatility, with head-snapping swings of the equity markets in both directions. What are the primary factors behind that volatility?
March 2018 market outlook: Strong corporate earnings counter market volatility
March 5, 2018 | Mark Simenstad, Chief Investment Strategist
Volatility is always present in the financial markets, but as we have seen recently, the degree of volatility can vary significantly over time.
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