September 30, 2019—The equity risk premium (ERP) refers to the (expected) return of a broad equity index in excess of some fixed income alternative. The ERP plays a critical role for any investor in that it affects savings and spending behavior as well as the all-important allocation decision between equities and bonds.
September 25, 2019—Despite nearly a year and a half of simmering (and at times boiling) trade tensions, the U.S. economy has continued to grow, albeit at a slower pace compared to 2018. Much of the economy’s resilience has stemmed from the strength of consumer spending, which accounts for nearly 70% of GDP growth. Though businesses have pared back investment in the face of ongoing uncertainty around trade policy, consumers have so far remained largely unfazed by the trade war.
Wilmington Trust and wealthmanagement.com hosted a webinar on September 10, featuring Bruce Carrow, senior wealth planner, and Tom Kelley, wealth strategist. They shared their expertise on how to uncover the five most common places investors may be over-exposed to risk or, even worse, poorly positioned for optimal wealth.Watch and listen as Bruce and Tom offer valuable advice to investors and advisors alike on how to find (and fill) gaps in your wealth plan.