Following broad-based recovery in the labor market when the economy initially reopened in 2020, the labor force participation rate has stagnated and started to diverge.
July 15, 2021
2020 rankings in Barron's Best Fund Families
(published February 2021)
#3 out of 44
#14 out of 50
#22 out of 53
Refinitiv Lipper fund awards
Best Fund in the International Large-Cap Value Fund category
(R6 shares/PIGWX among 33 funds over 5 years)
(Y shares/PNGYX among 29 funds over 10 years)
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June 24, 2021
Headlines you need to know this week — July 27, 2021
Bill focuses on financial security for women Last week, a bill designed to safeguard retirement savings was re-introduced in the Senate. The goal of the Women’s Retirement Protection Act of 2021 is to address the savings gap and boost financial security for women. In submitting the bill, lawmakers noted that the pandemic and economic downturn in 2020 had a disproportionate impact on women. The bill would expand spousal protections for defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans. It would also help provide retirement benefits for women with lower incomes.
ESG attracted record inflows in 2020 In 2020, ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investments saw record inflows. Inflows into ESG products grew 140% in 2020, compared with 2019, Moody’s reported. According to a separate survey, 58% of respondents said their interest in ESG grew last year and nearly 20% said they began incorporating ESG factors in their portfolios. A full 67% of those surveyed said they plan to buy more shares of companies focused on ESG.
Emotion can lead to poor investment choices: Research When it comes to investing, emotion can lead to poor investment choices, recent research found. Individuals can become overconfident and excited about rising profits and fearful of loss. As a result, investors may buy when assets are high and sell when they are declining. A 2021 Dalbar study found that individual investors consistently underperformed the market over the 20 years ended December 2020. The research found that unadvised investors saw an average annualized return of 5.96% compared with 7.43% for the S&P 500 Index and 8.29% for the Global Equity Index 100.
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