DC Insights

June 2014: Updates on Issues Affecting Retirement Plans
This is the first of a series of quarterly updates on current developments affecting participant-directed plans, 401(k)s, and 403(b)s.

Market Takeaways

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The Geopolitical Ripple Effect: Can It Reach Your Portfolio?
Geopolitical events can have wide-reaching financial impacts. Are your clients’ portfolios prepared for whatever the world throws at them?

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Does the Market Influence Your Appetite for Risk?
How the market’s ups and downs can change the way you invest.

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The Fine Line Between Confidence and Complacency
The VIX “fear” index is hovering around pre-Financial Crisis lows, but is it a sign of investor confidence or complacency?

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College or Retirement: What to Save for First?
Avoid the temptation to put college savings ahead of retirement.

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Fed Policy: Decoding Communications from Hawks and Doves
When might rising rates begin to impact fixed-income portfolios? It may depend on how investors interpret Federal Reserve communications. 

World Bond

Expanding your fixed-income universe beyond the U.S. can provide additional investment opportunities. Go beyond the boundaries of traditional fixed-income with the Hartford World Bond Fund.


World Bond

Expanding your fixed-income universe beyond the U.S. can provide additional investment opportunities. Go beyond the boundaries of traditional fixed-income with the Hartford World Bond Fund.


Avoid the Rearview Mirror

2014 Mid-Year Outlook: Avoid the Rearview Mirror
What’s ahead for growth and inflation in the second half?