Stadion Appoints Two New Retirement Consultants

WATKINSVILLE, GA - August 23, 2022 - Stadion Money Management, a managed account provider who offers personalized retirement services to plan sponsors and their participants, today announced two additions to its team: Jackson Reese and Tom Stephenitch have joined as Vice Presidents and Retirement Consultants. They report to Dan Fay, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development.

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Looking Ahead and Holding On

July 12, 2022-June was another roller coaster month to end the first half of a roller coaster year. The S&P 500 Index had a total return of -8.26% for the month contributing to its current slide of -17.52% for the year.

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A Mixed Month for Markets; An Uncertain Path Forward

June 6, 2022-All things considered, May was a mixed month for stocks. Markets remained relatively flat while shouldering elevated volatility and year-to-date lows. Equities rallied at the start of May, rising during what seemed to be a technical relief rally following the worst April price action in 21 years. The initial rally proved to be short lived, though, as inflation pressure and stagflation concerns dragged down stocks to new Year-to-Date (YTD) lows. Fortunately, stocks bounced off the lows in the last week of May just enough to end the month in positive territory snapping a 7-week losing streak for the S&P 500.

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A Rough Month For Equities

May 18, 2022-April was a rough month for equities. The S&P Total Return Index was down -8.72%, the Russell 2000 Total return Index was down -9.91%, and the Nasdaq Composite was down 13.24%. This puts the S&P Total Return down 12.92% for the year, the Russell 2000 Total Return down 16.69%, and the Nasdaq Composite down 21%.

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Hawkish Fed, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine Fuel Market Volatility

March 7, 2022-Entering 2022, persistently high inflation levels and the U.S. central bank’s policy direction posed one of the greatest risks to near and intermediate term equity markets. Unprecedented economic stimulus, both fiscally and monetarily, along with various supply chain issues during the past few years have sparked rising costs for a slew of raw materials and natural resources which, in turn, has translated to rising costs for consumers.

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The Shape Of Things To Come?

February 14, 2022-The first month of 2022 is now in the books, and to call it an inauspicious beginning to the year might be an understatement. There seem to be some definite headwinds for the United States, and the economy, which the market is reflecting.

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2021 In Review

January 14, 2022-Wow, another year is in the books. As we reflect on 2021 it’s difficult not to think of the past year as 2020’s sidekick. We clearly remember the struggles and challenges our world collectively faced in 2020 but, although 2021 had several challenges of its own, the world and markets proved resilient in 2021.

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