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.
3 near-term considerations for your stock portfolio
U.S. markets have been resilient this year in the face of unprecedented pressures. What’s the outlook for the rest of Q4, and how can you navigate? Learn about three portfolio considerations to discuss with your financial advisor:
- Asset allocations
- Regional weighting
- Favorable sectors
How can you generate bond income in a riskier, low-yield environment?
Credit risks in bond markets have evolved substantially during the pandemic. As the default rate rises among U.S. high yield companies, it can be challenging to find yield that supports your income goals. Watch our fixed income expert discuss potential solutions to consider with your financial advisor, including:
- Asset quality
- Investment segments
What is the outlook for the U.S. economy?
Since the Q2 downturn, the U.S. economic recovery has been stronger than anticipated. What’s the trajectory through year-end and into 2021? Learn more about our forecasts for the employment rate as well as U.S. and global growth trends.
How can investors mitigate risks and stay on track with their long-term objectives?
Anthony Saglimbene, Ameriprise Global Market Strategist, recaps the key actions that can help you weather a variety of market conditions and achieve your long-term objectives.
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.*
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.*
What’s next for the U.S. and other key economies?
Continuing the response to questions from our recent client call, Ameriprise experts discuss areas to watch as the economy continues to evolve around the pandemic.*
Four larger investment themes to watch
We continue our responses to questions submitted during our recent call with clients. This week, experts from Ameriprise Financial and Columbia Threadneedle Investments share strategic insights on four larger themes that may have long-term implications for investors.*
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.