Markets and Economy
Weekly Market & Economic Update | 09.18.17
Despite softer economic data from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, stock market trends remain positive. This week's Federal Reserve meeting may add to tighter monetary policy trends.
Our team of senior investment strategists recently provided global economic and financial market highlights at the midway point in 2017.
Collar strategies and concentrated stock positions video
Bill Merz, alternatives investment strategist, shares strategies for dealing with concentrated stock positions. Watch video >
Farmers and ranch owners have additional considerations when planning for retirement.
Estate planning is important for anybody, but the value of having a comprehensive plan in place before a cognitive impairment occurs underscores the importance of starting the process early.
The role of risk management in goals based planning
A discussion about the role of risk management in financial planning, featuring Jason Stamm, Central Region President. Watch video>
Potential advantages of the changing rate environment
How are banking products impacted by the Fed Funds rate?
David Mook, Chief Private Banking Officer, U.S. Bank Wealth Management, shares his thoughts on the potential impact of a Fed Funds rate adjustment on your banking products. Watch video>
Cash tends to become a more visible component in a portfolio during times of elevated market volatility and economic uncertainty. But one possible downside is that yields on very liquid assets are generally low, which can potentially erode purchasing power if the yield earned is lower than the current inflation rate.
U.S. equity prices fell broadly on August 10, with the S&P 500 Index dropping 1.4 percent. A likely catalyst for the market sell-off was the sharp escalation in rhetoric between the United States and North Korea over that country’s ongoing ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.