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Our clients rely on us to help them understand what is happening, how to respond and what we're doing to help. Before you react, take a few minutes to see how we are responding to frequently asked questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have access to retirement help from Edelman Financial Engines?

After the stock market’s recent losses, it’s understandable if you’re worried about how to move forward with retirement planning. Edelman Financial Engines can help you better prepare for retirement with a review of where you stand with your finances and retirement savings. 

Schedule a Financial Review with an Edelman Financial Engines advisor and:

  • Discuss your financial hopes and dreams 
    Review your personal goals and progress.

  • Create a retirement income analysis
    Find out whether you’re saving enough and whether your money will last through retirement.

  • Develop personalized strategies to reach your goals
    Circumstances change, especially during this time of uncertainty. An advisor can help you adjust your plan to keep you on track.

*Chart end date is 12/31/2019; the last trough to peak return of 31% represents the return through December 2019.

Bear markets are defined as downturns of 10% or greater from new index highs. Bull markets are subsequent rises following the bear market trough through the next new market high. The chart shows bear markets and bull markets, the number of months they lasted, and the associated cumulative performance for each market period. Results for different time periods could differ from the results shown.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Indices are not available for direct investment; therefore, their performance does not reflect the expenses associated with the management of an actual portfolio.

Source: S&P data © 2020 S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, a division of S&P Global. All rights reserved. 


The extraordinary events of the first half of 2020 have had an impact on us all, and now is a good time to look back and see what lessons we can learn from that experience.

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Markets always go up and down. Over the long-term, diversified portfolios have provided the best opportunity for growth. So, recent market swings shouldn’t cause long-term investors great alarm. It’s a good time to take a breath, assess your investment strategy and make a few adjustments.

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