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Second Quarter Equity Market Overview and Outlook

U.S. equities recorded another strong quarter of performance as the economic reopening continued to gain steam. The S&P 500 rose 8.55% in the second quarter as the continued rollout of the coronavirus vaccine and the easing of COVID-19 restrictions helped spur a surge in consumer spending and business activity.

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Second Quarter Fixed Income Market Overview and Outlook

The reopening recovery of the U.S. economy is well underway and is showing improvement in a wide variety of segments. However, some of this optimism has been tempered by a shortage of goods and labor, which are impacting supply chains.

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Diversity: The Vantagepoint Advantage

Lots of companies tout the diversity of their workforce these days, but at Vantagepoint it's been in our DNA since...

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First Flash – Second Quarter 2021

A summary of the market and economic developments during the fourth quarter....

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The Vantagepoint View – Second Quarter

A summary of Vantagepoint Investment Adviser’s latest 12-month outlook for the stock and bond markets....

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1MissionSquare Funds are collective investment trust funds (CITs) established and maintained by VantageTrust Company, LLC (VTC), a wholly owned subsidiary of MissionSquare Retirement, a New Hampshire non-depository trust company, and the sole trustee of these CITs. Eligible retirement plans may invest in the MissionSquare Funds, which are funds of VantageTrust. MissionSquare Retirement’s wholly owned subsidiary, MissionSquare Investments, provides investment advisory and management services to VTC with respect to the MissionSquare Funds. Certain of the MissionSquare Funds invest in other funds managed and administered by MissionSquare Retirement or MissionSquare Investments. In those instances, MissionSquare Retirement and MissionSquare Investments receive asset-based fees from such underlying funds in addition to the asset-based fees received from the MissionSquare Fund that is available for direct investment. Please see MissionSquare Investment’s Form ADV, available at, for more information.

2Class R and Class S MissionSquare Funds invest in underlying MissionSquare Class M Funds that have the same investment objective and strategies. Prior to October 2016, each Class R or Class S MissionSquare Fund invested in a registered Vantagepoint Fund mutual fund that had the same investment objective and strategies. In October 2016, the Vantagepoint Fund mutual funds were liquidated and the assets were transferred to the MissionSquare Funds Class M (formerly known as VT III Vantagepoint Funds). In the event that a subadvisor to a  MissionSquare Fund was also a subadvisor to the Vantagepoint Fund that preceded it, the average subadviser tenure with the MissionSquare Fund is calculated using both time periods.