Retirement in Sight – October 2020

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MONTHLY NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE RETIREES PRESENTED BY UPAL – OCTOBER 2020 QUOTE OF THE MONTH “Somewhere there’s a score being kept, so you have an obligation to live life as well as you can, and be as engaged as you can.” BILL MURRAY ARE CAR OR TRUCK COSTS BLOCKING THE ROAD TO RETIREMENT? On a purely logical level, investing tens of thousands of dollars toward retirement may make more sense than adding an equivalent consumer debt here and now. On a practical level, though, we need…

BOK Financial’s Q4 2020 Economic & Market Outlook Call

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J. Brian Henderson, BOK Financial’s Chief Investment Officer, will provide a comprehensive market analysis, review the latest U.S. and global economic conditions and discuss what it means for you and your business. SPEAKERS: Brian Henderson, Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer Matt Stephani, President, Cavanal Hill Investment Management Carrie Clasen Porter, Sr. Vice President, Director, Investment Management-Strategic Initiatives Our Quarterly Economic & Market Outlook calls are moving to Webex.  Please register HERE. Wednesday, October 7, 2020 3:30- 4:30 p.m. CT Submit a Question You may submit a question in advance here.  All…

Annual Financial To-Do List

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  Things you can do for your future as the year unfolds.  Provided by UPAL What financial, business, or life priorities do you need to address for the coming year? Now is an excellent time to think about the investing, saving, or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives, from building your retirement fund to managing your taxes. You have plenty of choices. Here are a few ideas to consider: Can you contribute more to your retirement plans this year? In 2021, the contribution limit for a Roth or…

Election 2020

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Preparing for Any Outcome.  Provided by UPAL  As the U.S. presidential election draws near, expect to see more and more headlines that propose, “What will happen next if this person is elected?” or, “What policy changes to prepare for in the next four years?” In reality, however, it isn’t easy to anticipate what may happen with the financial markets after the November elections. An ambitious investor would have to forecast the election results, evaluate which policies may become law, estimate a potential economic impact, and assess how the financial markets…

Retirement in Sight – September 2020

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MONTHLY NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE RETIREES PRESENTED BY UPAL – SEPTEMBER 2020 QUOTE OF THE MONTH “Elegance is not about being noticed. It’s about being remembered.” GIORGIO ARMANI COULD YOU RETIRE AT 55? Suppose you suddenly had to, or the opportunity presented itself. This prospect would not call for disregarding your carefully considered retirement strategy, but it would create some challenges. Social Security, Medicare, and popular retirement accounts were all created with the assumption that Americans would need retirement benefits and sources of retirement income, sometime in…

Pullbacks, Corrections, and Bear Markets

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What’s the difference? What do these terms mean for you? May 8, 2020 The COVID-19 outbreak has put tremendous pressure on stock prices, prompting some investors to blindly and indiscriminately sell positions at a time when the entire market is trending lower. Worried investors believe “this time it’s different.” When the market drops, some investors lose perspective that downtrends – and uptrends – are part of the investing cycle. When stock prices break lower, it’s a good time to review common terms that are used to describe the market’s downward…

Temporary Change in Hours for BOK Participant Service Representatives

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  We wanted to make you aware that due to the current environment and the safety of BOK employees, the hours for the participant service representatives have changed temporarily to 7 AM – 5 PM Central Time.  The initial plan is to have these hours in place for the next 30 days, unless the situations warrants an extension.

BOK Financial’s Economic & Market Outlook Call

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Q2 2020 – ECONOMIC & MARKET OUTLOOK CALL Please join Jim Huntzinger, BOK Financial’s Chief Investment Officer, for our next Economic and Market Outlook call. We will provide a comprehensive market analysis, review the latest U.S. and global economic conditions and discuss what it means for you and your business. SPEAKERS: Jim Huntzinger, Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer J. Brian Henderson, CFA®, President, Cavanal Hill Investment Management Thursday, April 9, 2020: 3:30- 4:30 p.m. CT Conference Call Number: 1.888.317.6003 Participant Elite Entry Number: 9001137 Access the Presentation Use the button below to access…

Retirement in Sight – March 2020

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MONTHLY NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE RETIREES PRESENTED BY UPAL – MARCH 2020 QUOTE OF THE MONTH “In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future.” ERIC HOFFER GOOD CAREER CHOICES MAY LEAD TO AN IMPROVED RETIREMENT What is your most powerful tool for building retirement savings? Perhaps, your income. For that matter, the path of your career could influence when and how well your retirement begins. Is there merit in changing jobs (or even careers) with an eye toward what the move…

Should You Care What the Financial Markets Do Each Day?

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Focusing on Your Strategy During Turbulent Times. February 25, 2020 Investors are people, and people are often impatient. No one likes to wait in line or wait longer than they have to for something, especially today when so much is just a click or two away. This impatience also manifests itself in the financial markets. When stocks slip, for example, some investors grow uneasy. Their impulse is to sell, get out, and get back in later. If they give in to that impulse, they may effectively pay a price. Across…