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Volatility Resource Center

Helping advisors navigate through market volatility

Managing Investor Anxiety

5 Ways Tech Can Make Social Distancing Easier

Social distancing has impacted our access to the people, places, and things we need and enjoy. But technology provides ways to help us cope with the challenges and stay safe.

The Dos and Don'ts of Effective Virtual Communication

Virtual meeting technology is a great option for staying in touch with clients

How to Recognize and Respond to Client Anxiety

3 signs of investor anxiety and how to help clients cope

Communicating Confidently in a Crisis

When communicating in a crisis, it’s not just what you say—it’s how you say it

Media Replay

Illustrate the market's ability to grow wealth despite recessions and bear markets to help clients avoid panic decisions when the next "crisis of the day" makes headlines.

Beyond Investment Illusions

Show common misconceptions about investing alongside the facts to help replace those “illusions” with investment reality.


Educate Clients

10 Things You Should Know About Recessions

A bear market is not a recession and nine other important things to know about economic contractions.

Balance Out Volatility With a Balanced Portfolio

A well-balanced portfolio can help you manage volatility.

Top 10 Stock Market Drops & Recoveries

The S&P 500 Index was generally positive in the 1-, 3-, and 5-year periods after its worst single-day declines in the last 40 years.

The Price of Panic Could Be Costly

When the market is volatile, giving in to panic could be costly.

Resisting the Urge to Panic

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, investors put less money into stocks even while the market was rebounding.

Tuning Out Short-Term Volatility Could Lead to Long-Term Gains

Taking a look at the bigger picture shows that short-term volatility can lead to long-term gains.

A Health Epidemic Doesn't Have to Mean Market Contagion

Historically, epidemics have had very little impact on long-term stock-market performance.

10 Things You Should Know About Stock Market Volatility

Market volatility is a matter of perspective.

There Are Always Reasons Not to Invest

Staying invested in stocks despite negative news has historically been profitable.

10 Things You Should Know About Bear Markets

What you need to know about bear, or down, markets.


Market Insights

2Q Outlook: A Game Plan for the Volatility

The coronavirus has been impacting markets since the beginning of the year, how can you plan for the continuing volatility?

Coronavirus Update Center

Collected insights on the impact of coronavirus.

Coronavirus Update: Recent Global Fiscal Measures and Resulting Market Implications

Wellington Management explains the potential impact of the $2 trillion relief package on fixed income and the US dollar.

US Recession and the Fiscal Imperative

US Macro Strategist Juhi Dhawan shares the recession signposts she’s watching for and explains why fiscal policy will be so critical in the effort to mitigate the economic damage wrought by COVID-19.

Securitized Credit Market Update

In a market under duress from COVID-19, we've identified potential opportunities to deliver true alpha by supplying liquidity to certain high-quality assets such as the US housing and consumer sectors.

Investment Options


Hartford Balanced Income Fund (HBLIX)

I-Share Morningstar Rating
(as of 2/29/2020)
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Overall, 5 stars, 3-Year, 5 stars, 5-Year, 5 stars, and 10-Year, 5 stars, rated against 515, 515, 419 and 273 products, respectively. Morningstar RatingTM is calculated for products with at least a 3-year history, based on a risk-adjusted return measure (excluding any applicable sale charges) and accounts for variations in a product's monthly performance. 5 stars are assigned to the top 10%; 4 stars to the next 22.5%, 3 stars to the next 35%, 2 stars to the next 22.5% and 1 star to the bottom 10%. ETFs and mutual funds are considered a single population. The Overall Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For more information about these ratings, including their methodology, please go to global.morningstar.com/managerdisclosures. Ratings for other share classes may vary and are subject to change monthly. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
©2020 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/ or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
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515 Products | Allocation--30% to 50% Equity Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns

Hartford Core Equity Fund (HGIIX)

I-Share Morningstar Rating
(as of 2/29/2020)
Overall
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Overall, 5 stars, 3-Year, 5 stars, 5-Year, 5 stars, and 10-Year, 5 stars, rated against 1215, 1215, 1061 and 807 products, respectively. Morningstar RatingTM is calculated for products with at least a 3-year history, based on a risk-adjusted return measure (excluding any applicable sale charges) and accounts for variations in a product's monthly performance. 5 stars are assigned to the top 10%; 4 stars to the next 22.5%, 3 stars to the next 35%, 2 stars to the next 22.5% and 1 star to the bottom 10%. ETFs and mutual funds are considered a single population. The Overall Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For more information about these ratings, including their methodology, please go to global.morningstar.com/managerdisclosures. Ratings for other share classes may vary and are subject to change monthly. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
©2020 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/ or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
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1215 Products | Large Blend Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns

Hartford Total Return Bond Fund (ITBIX)

I-Share Morningstar Rating
(as of 2/29/2020)
Overall
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Overall, 4 stars, 3-Year, 4 stars, 5-Year, 4 stars, and 10-Year, 3 stars, rated against 530, 530, 443 and 331 products, respectively. Morningstar RatingTM is calculated for products with at least a 3-year history, based on a risk-adjusted return measure (excluding any applicable sale charges) and accounts for variations in a product's monthly performance. 5 stars are assigned to the top 10%; 4 stars to the next 22.5%, 3 stars to the next 35%, 2 stars to the next 22.5% and 1 star to the bottom 10%. ETFs and mutual funds are considered a single population. The Overall Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For more information about these ratings, including their methodology, please go to global.morningstar.com/managerdisclosures. Ratings for other share classes may vary and are subject to change monthly. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
©2020 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/ or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
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530 Products | Intermediate Core-Plus Bond Category
Based on Risk-Adjusted Returns

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