Markets are up and the economy is down. Some next moves for investors

The New York Stock Exchange.

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The financial markets are rising and the economy is falling. What is with this disconnect between the two? Many investors may be asking themselves if this is all a cause for concern.

So, what’s an investor to do?

To begin with, the financial markets were doing quite well before the pandemic. In fact, the S&P 500 Index closed at a record high (3,386) on Feb. 19. But once Covid-19 cases started spreading in the U.S., the markets plunged. By March 23, the S&P 500 had fallen about 34%.

Fast forward a few months, however, and the numbers tell a different story. By the end of the first week in August, the S&P 500 had risen nearly 50% since March 23, regaining almost all the ground it had lost.

Meanwhile, at the same time of this market rally, the overall economy

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Hong Kong moves to create regional hub for insurance-linked securities

NEW YORK(Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence) – *To read more by the Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence team click here: bit.ly/TR-RegIntel

Chinese 100 yuan banknotes and a 100 dollar Hong Kong banknote are seen in a picture illustration in Beijing, China, January 21, 2016.

Hong Kong is on track to soon join the UK and Singapore as newly minted hubs for insurance-linked securities. This is a field long dominated by offshore jurisdictions such as Bermuda.

The Hong Kong government introduced in March the Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2020[here]. The bill provides a regulatory framework for insurers to transfer risk to the capital markets by issuing insurance-linked securities in Hong Kong through special purpose insurers, or SPIs. Special purpose insurers are essentially the same as the dedicated special purpose vehicles that are authorized in other jurisdictions to issue insurance-linked securities, or ILSs.

There is no precise timeline of passage of the bill, but a

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Sona Delikyan Insurance Agency Moves to Glendale, CA

Agency opens office in Glendale Ca to better serve it’s San Fernando valley clients.

Glendale, CA – Jul 29, 2020 – Sona Delikyan Insurance Agency has a new home in the heart of Glendale, CA. The insurance agency, in business for over fifteen years, has recently moved to its new location at 201 N. Brand Blvd, Suite 201.  

The insurance agency provides the most competitive rates in the industry, regardless of prior coverage. The agency also reviews any existing policies to ensure it provides the best coverage available, free of charge.

Services include life insurance, Final expense, retirement plans, health insurance, Medicare & prescription drug plans, personal auto and homeowners insurance. On the business side, we are competitive with business insurance, commercial auto, general liability & professional liability and workers compensation.

“Our team will help review your specific needs, review your current insurance plan and submit your information to multiple

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