Library » February 2019 Perspective

February 05, 2019 | Investing

After a difficult fourth quarter last year, US equities bounced back strongly to start 2019. The S&P 500 rose 8%, its best January performance since 1987, as all eleven S&P sectors saw gains. Since hitting a recent bottom on Christmas Eve, US stocks have risen approximately 15%.

Markets & Economy » The True Cost of Gridlock

January 29, 2019 | Investing

Late last week, President Trump and congressional Democrats came to an agreement to end the longest government shutdown in American history. The opposing parties struck a short-term three week deal to reopen the government and provide financial relief for the nearly 800,000 furloughed federal …

Markets & Economy » Biotech Starts Strong in 2019

January 17, 2019 | Investing

Amid volatility and drug pricing rhetoric, stock prices of pharmaceuticals and biotech companies trailed the market in 2018. Two weeks into 2019, however, biotech is enjoying its best-ever start to a year. We have found the sector attractive for some time due to strong fundamentals and high …



Library » January 2019 Perspective

January 02, 2019 | Investing

The past month was challenging for many investors. US financial markets experienced their most significant bouts of volatility since the Global Financial Crisis. US stocks closed the month lower, culminating a weak fourth quarter, with equities falling from all-time highs in late September to …

Library » Foundations, Volume Two

October 15, 2018 | Investing

We’re excited to announce the release of our second edition of Foundations, an annual publication that covers a variety of retirement & financial planning topics that matter most to members like you. Feature articles include: The Mystical Million: Retirement Crisis for Some, But Not All …

Library » Foundations, Volume One

April 18, 2018 | Investing

We understand the unique challenges the Taft-Hartley community faces and are committed to providing resources that help union members achieve a more meaningful and secure financial future. That’s why we created Foundations, a Taft-Hartley publication full of resources that are beneficial for you …