Market and economic outlook


Gain insights and perspectives on market conditions due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). We are closely watching the market environment to help you make informed decisions about your long-term, diversified investment strategy.

Reach out with any questions or concerns. We are available to work with you as is convenient remotely, or via phone.

An even brighter outlook for U.S. stocks in 2021?

Find out what to watch in equity markets this year, including:

  • Corporate earnings potential
  • Anticipated return levels
  • Weighting for the U.S. and key regions
  • Global trade prospects
 

 

Ongoing pandemic impacts on the economy, inflation and unemployment

The pandemic continues to sway U.S. economic activity. A summer economic surge, inflation pressure and lower unemployment are among the possibilities this year.

 

 

Navigating fixed income markets: 4 themes for 2021

Fixed income assets remain an important part of diversified portfolios. Four themes will shape the investing landscape across this asset class, including:

  • Modest return potential
  • Inflation navigation
  • Leadership of cyclical corporate sectors
  • A lag in municipal fundamentals
 

 

How to navigate market volatility

When the stock market fluctuates, it’s natural to feel uncertain about your investment decisions. Together, we can review your portfolio and discuss personalized recommendations that support your financial goals throughout market cycles over time.

 

 

3 big-picture considerations for stocks in 2021

Despite mixed coronavirus conditions around the world, U.S. stocks recently delivered record performance. Can the market sustain that trajectory into next year? Ameriprise Global Market Strategist Anthony Saglimbene summarizes near-term market conditions and three major portfolio themes to consider heading into 2021.

 

 

  

Audiocasts: Market and financial planning insights from Ameriprise

Get answers to questions we are hearing from clients about the potential impacts that changing market conditions could have on your financial life. The audiocast series features Ameriprise market, economic and financial planning experts discussing a range of topics. They provide insights to help you put the current environment into perspective and actions to consider with your Ameriprise advisor.

 

The path to a financial comeback

Most investors experience financial setbacks. In this audiocast, Ameriprise experts share key findings from the Financial Comebacks study and discuss actions that can help lead to financial recovery.*

 

 

 

 

Audiocast transcript

 

Managing your financial path during uncertainty

In this week’s audiocast, Ameriprise experts follow up with insights to highlight what investors can control in retirement, today and tomorrow. You will hear perspectives on how to:*

  • Mitigate the impact of taxes.
  • Stick with your investment strategy.
  • Consider support for family members.

 

 

 

 

Audiocast transcript

 

Stock market performance during and after bear markets

As this chart of the S&P 500® Index illustrates, after the selling pressure of a bear market finally hits a bottom, stocks have a strong track record of bouncing back in the subsequent months and years. Longer-term investors should keep in mind that a diversified mix of stocks, bonds, alternatives and cash earn their keep in stressful market environments, likely performing better than the S&P 500 Index and other major indices. The bottom line: Balance risk with opportunity, and construct your portfolio within an appropriate time horizon to help achieve your goals.

 

 

Source: Bloomberg, as of 2.29.20.

 

 Together, we can help you prepare for and weather market fluctuations

Remember to keep these tips in mind, especially now when markets are volatile:

  • Stay focused on your financial goals — we’re here to help with this.
  • Ensure your allocations are consistent with your longer-term risk profile and rebalance your portfolio regularly.
  • Make sound investment decisions based on informed, rational reactions to news headlines.

 

If you have concerns about your investments, please reach out. Together, we can determine what, if any, action you need to take.