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What is Bitcoin?

…to become a part of the global financial landscape, and could increase in popularity as an alternative payment medium for millennials and as an investment for speculative investors. NOTE: Information presented herein is for discussion and illustrative purposes only and is not a recommendation or…

How Does the Housing Market Affect the United States Economy?

…smaller correlation. What might explain the weaker relationship after 2009? Although homebuilding supply recovered after the 2008-09 slump, there was also continued weak demand due to factors such as millennials staying at home longer, fragile consumer confidence and slow wage growth. In summary, housing activity…

Working After Retirement: “Want To” Over “Need To”

…to remain in their careers beyond the age of 65 or are seeking new work post-retirement tend to be more highly educated, often with advanced degrees. In one of the studies highlighted in Dr. Sass’ brief, researchers explored the importance of non-financial rewards in influencing…

Portfolio Rebalancing in the Recent Market Environment

…President and Senior Director, Investments at Pentegra Retirement Services. He joined Pentegra in May 2007 as a Senior Analyst in the Investment Department and became Director-Investments in January 2013. He is responsible for managing over $1 billion in internal bond portfolios and providing asset/liability studies,…

Pentegra’s Harris Poll: Social Security: Still Reliable?

…through 2088. Studies published in May by Harvard and Dartmouth, meanwhile, maintain that the Social Security Administration has been overstating the financial health of its trust funds since 2000, indicating that the shortfall could arrive much sooner than noted above. Either way, there is clearly…

Why is Tax Reform So Difficult?

…over $1 billion in internal bond portfolios and providing asset/liability studies, analytics and product strategy for Pentegra’s Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plans. Mr. Slade is also a frequent contributor of economic and financial market blogs to Pentegra’s Talk to a Specialist website and the…

Medicare For All: The Discussion Heats Up

…such as health care), one should be careful not to “cherry pick” data points either supporting and opposing M4A. Further studies and discussion will be necessary, as well as navigating politics and the clout of industry groups such as insurance companies and hospitals. However, it…

A Few Notes on Labor Productivity

…US productivity and inflation. Here, it is more difficult to pinpoint whether lower productivity is associated with higher inflation, or vice versa. Part of a lack of correlation can be attributed to continued low rates of inflation in recent years. Let’s look at earlier studies,…

When Black Swans Appear in Financial Markets

…in May 2007 as a Senior Analyst in the Investment Department and became Director-Investments in January 2013. He is responsible for managing over $1 billion in internal bond portfolios and providing asset/liability studies, analytics and product strategy for Pentegra’s Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plans….

Wellness and Investing in Ourselves: How They Impact Our Human Capital

…Most studies have focused on an individual’s earnings as a function of their amount of education. Despite differing results, there has been general agreement that investment in human capital (primarily measured by education), can increase earnings, as well as lower crime and poverty rates. Additionally,…

Pension Plans as Shareholders

…Introduction to Proxy Voting”, Website, 2017. Joshua Gotbaum, “Moving DoL’s fiduciary standards into the 21st Century: The case of ERISA investing”, Brookings Economics Studies, 2016. NOTE: Information presented herein is for discussion and illustrative purposes only and is not a recommendation or an offer or…