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FOMC Confirms No Rate Hikes in Foreseeable Future

September 17, 2020

As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) kept its fed funds rate at a range of 0.00–0.25%.

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2020 Mid-Year Outlook: The Storm Before the Calm – The Sequel

July 16, 2020

Executive Summary

  • A blockbuster quarter in equities was capped off with encouraging economic readings, but hold the fireworks!

Weekly Market Update

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U.S. stocks ended a volatile week mixed, with the NASDAQ lower but the S&P 500 and Dow Jones finishing higher.

September 14, 2020

U.S. stocks ended a volatile week mixed, with the NASDAQ lower but the S&P 500 and Dow Jones finishing higher.

The S&P Target Risk Moderate Index is an unmanaged index that measures the performance of a hypothetical, multi-asset portfolio designed to provide significant exposure to fixed income, while also providing increased opportunity for capital growth through equities.

The S&P Target Risk Aggressive Index concentrates on exposure to equities to benefit from opportunities for long-term capital accumulation. To enhance portfolio efficiency, it may include small allocations to fixed income.

The S&P Target Risk Conservative Index emphasizes exposure to fixed income to maintain a consistent income stream and manage volatility.

The Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index measures global investment grade debt from twenty-four local currency markets including treasury, government-related, corporate and securitized fixed-rate bonds from both developed and emerging markets issuers.

Indices do not reflect fees, brokerage commissions, taxes or other expenses of investing. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.

Principal Risks: All investing involves risks of fluctuating prices and the uncertainties of rates of return and yield. Asset Allocation: The success of the Fund’s strategy depends on the Adviser’s or Sub-Adviser’s skill in allocating Fund assets between the asset classes and in choosing investments within those categories. There is a risk that the Fund may allocate assets to an asset class that underperforms other asset classes. Investment Model: The Fund or certain underlying funds invest based on a proprietary model managed by the manager. The manager’s proprietary model may not adequately address existing or unforeseen market factors or the interplay between such factors. Other Investment Companies: The main risk of investing in other investment companies, including exchange-traded funds, is the risk that the value of the securities underlying an investment company might decrease. Because the Fund or an underlying fund may invest in other investment companies, you will pay a proportionate share of the expenses of those other investment companies (including management fees, administration fees, and custodial fees) in addition to the expenses of the Fund and a proportionate share of the expenses of each underlying fund. Interest Rate: With bonds and other fixed rate debt instruments, a rise in interest rates generally causes values to fall; conversely, values generally rise as interest rates fall. The higher the credit quality of the instrument, and the longer its maturity or duration, the more sensitive it is likely to be to interest rate risk. Foreign Investments / Developing and Emerging Markets: Investing in foreign (non-U.S.) securities may result in the Fund or the underlying funds experiencing more rapid and extreme changes in value than a fund that invests exclusively in securities of U.S. companies due to smaller markets different reporting, accounting and auditing standards; nationalization, expropriation, or confiscatory taxation; foreign currency fluctuations, currency blockage or replacement; potential for default on sovereign debt; or political changes or diplomatic developments.

Other risks of the Fund include but are not limited to Credit, High-Yield Securities Investments, Call, Company, Currency, Liquidity, Market, Market Capitalization, Real Estate Companies and Real Estate Investment Trusts, U.S. Government Securities and Obligations. An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board or any other government agency.

The strategy employs a quantitative model to execute the strategy. Data imprecision, software or other technology malfunctions, programming inaccuracies and similar circumstances may impair the performance of these systems, which may negatively affect performance. Furthermore, there can be no assurance that the quantitative models used in managing the strategy will perform as anticipated or enable the strategy to achieve its objective.

The Fund discussed may be available to you as part of your employer sponsored retirement plan. There may be additional plan level fees resulting in personal performance to vary from stated performance. Please call your benefits office for more information.

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