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Welcome to the Paragon Podcast. On January 1st of 2020 the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act went into effect. The SECURE Act represents the most sweeping set of changes to retirement legislation in more than a decade. While many of the provisions offer enhanced opportunities for individuals and small business owners, there is one notable drawback for investors with significant assets in their IRAs.
2019 has been a volatile year with the expanding U.S. - China trade war, a tense European Union, and fears of a possible global economic slowdown. As risk and tension rises around the globe due to both economic and geo-political uncertainty, so does volatility in the equity markets. With equity markets experiencing a 3% drop today (August 14, 2019) we thought we would give a brief overview of the various events contributing to the recent increase in volatility.