ForYourBenefit Radio Program

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ForYourBenefit is NITP’s weekly radio show which features information and discussion on topics of interest to the Federal employee, including Federal Benefits, financial and retirement planning, and other issues.

Guests and topics change weekly –In 2015, our guests will help you plan and navigate through retirement issues and concerns.

August 24, 2015
Market Commentary, Second Quarter 2015

Back by popular demand!  We have received feedback on how informative and insightful this program was and in light of recent events this week, it’s timely to air it again.  Please tune in as Bob Leins and Dwayne Jackson, CPA, CFP and Principal at Rembert | Pendleton | Jackson, talk about the market for the second quarter of 2015, which was also featured in NITP’s monthly newsletter (July 2015 edition).

The second quarter investment returns were mixed across the broad asset classes.  Diversified portfolios, such as the “L Funds”, were up slightly thanks to strong returns in the international stock markets offsetting some of the losses in bonds and US small stocks.  Of course, the international markets have given some of those returns back in the first week of July due to the fall out of the Greek financial crisis.  For the year, the best description of the diversified investment markets is “stuck in neutral”.

Tune in as we discuss:

  • Current strengths and weaknesses in the U.S. stock market and commentary regarding these areas of strength and weakness
  • An overview of the international stock market
  • Interest rates and the Federal Reserve including two burning questions in the minds of investors: 
    • “What will happen to my portfolio if interest rates rise?”
    • “Should I change my fixed-income allocation because of the potential change in interest rates?”

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