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Market Overview

Our fund managers meticulously watch the markets in order to spot key opportunities.
Learn more about their thoughts on the capital markets for the prior quarters.

04/26/19

First Quarter Equity Market Overview and Outlook

The first month of 2019 was spectacular for global equities, whether attributable to the dynamic combination of the January-plus-presidential-cycle effect or otherwise, it marked a V-shaped recovery from the abysmal finish to 2018. February and March added to the positive gains, culminating in a 13.7% return for the U.S. benchmark S&P 500 in the first quarter. That was the S&P’s best calendar quarter performance since 2009 and its best start to a year since 1991.

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04/26/19

First Quarter Fixed Income Market Overview and Outlook

The U.S. fixed income markets seemed to tell two different stories in the first quarter of 2019. The first story is one of a global slowdown in a geopolitical environment where the headlines have been dominated by the U.S.-China trade war, Brexit, and weakening economic data. The second story revolves around the positive performance of risk assets, especially corporate bonds, following the intense market selloff that closed out 2018.

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03/17/18

Wayne Wicker: Managing for Millions Who Matter

Wayne Wicker discusses career and managing DC plans on the Capital Allocators Podcast

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In the News

Our investment professionals routinely appear on top-notch financial outlets.
Watch our team’s selected appearances and insights here.

Top-Performing Stable Value Strategy Incorporated into Vantagepoint Target-Date Funds

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ICMA-RC Waives Fees on Vantagepoint Milestone Target-Date Funds

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ICMA-RC Investment Division Announces GIPS® Verification

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03/26/19

The Yield Curve and the Market

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12/18/18

Market Is Trading On Psychology

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07/17/18

Can the market rally without technology leading?

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04/06/18

ICMA-RC Chief Investment Officer, Wayne Wicker Talks Bonds

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Featured Insights

Vantagepoint stands for vision. Learn more about the key intuition that sets our firm apart from the competition.

05/30/19

Fixed Funds: 5 Key Questions to Ask Before Signing a Contract

Aside from the typical questions related to fees, performance, and benchmarks, here are additional questions that decision makers and fiduciaries...

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01/31/19

2019 Market Outlook

As 2019 begins, perspective is warranted. In markets and economies, it is certainly not the best of times, but neither...

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12/18/18

Book Value Equalizer: A Solution from Vantagepoint

Does your fixed fund have a lengthy exit provision? Is the market value to book value of your plan’s stable...

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10/31/18

Stable Value Assets in Rising-Rate Environments

It’s been more than a decade since the United States was in a rising rate environment. Since President Jimmy Carter...

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