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Recessions and the equity market:  A framework for investors

Putnam Perspectives

Recessions and the equity market: A framework for investors

In these days of significant market volatility, investors are looking for a framework.

Massive COVID-19 spending bill to help individuals, businesses

Wealth Management Ideas

Massive COVID-19 spending bill to help individuals, businesses

The Senate passed the CARES Act which provides emergency assistance for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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George Putnam Balanced Fund (PGEJX) R6 shares

Best Fund over 3 years and 5 years

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Best Fund over 3 years

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Capital Markets Outlook  |  Q1 2020

Risks have eased, but so has growth

Risks have eased, but so has growth

We favor reducing risk as we look for proof that earnings can support asset valuations.

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Fixed Income Outlook  |  Equity Outlook

Advisor Tech Tips

Coronavirus: Answering investor questions

Coronavirus: Answering investor questions

Headlines about the global impact of the coronavirus (or COVID-19) contribute to growing uncertainty for governments, markets, and individual investors.

Headlines you need to know this week   —   March 24, 2020

IRS extends deadline for tax payments
The Internal Revenue Service extended the payment deadline for individuals and corporations with a tax obligation this year. In guidance released last week, individuals may defer up to $1 million and corporations can defer up to $10 million for 90 days beyond the April 15 tax deadline.
Investors prefer human advisors
Investors prefer human advisors over robo-advice, a report found. In this time of social-distancing, advisors are connecting with investors and relying more on phone, email, or other technology. The survey found that 44% of investors seek advice from a human advisor and 15% use a robo-advisor. More than half (51%) of those polled said they feel “very confident” about their investments when working with a human advisor, compared with 34% of those using robo-advice.
Advisors are fielding tough questions
In light of significant market volatility, it’s not surprising that advisors are being inundated with questions about what to do with investments. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on markets may be more challenging than other market downturns in history. A recent article featured several advisors who were surveyed about how they are handling tough questions.

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