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Boomers have been conditioned to accumulate wealth in 401(k)s, IRAs and brokerage accounts. 10k of them retire every day. Now what?  David Stone writes about coming insuretech innovation in WealthManagement.com‘s 2021 mid-year outlook. As we face what some folks are calling “Peak 65,” a vast population of Americans will need to figure out how to...
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Making a successful RIA move with as many of your client assets as possible…even annuities Writing for ThinkAdvisor, RetireOne Managing Director Kevin Hissong and Lotay Yang of Black Card Circle RIA in California address some hurdles advisors may face as they transition all of their client assets to a fee-based practice structure from a brokerage...
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In David Stone’s latest article for Advisor Perspectives, he writes about RIAs who choose to ignore annuities. He notes that, “When you consider that nearly half (48%) of Americans own or previously owned annuities, you understand that declining to offer guidance on those investments could mean that you are turning your back on a large swath of...
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A Ballet of Black Swans Investors over 40 have now experienced several so-called black swan events in the last 20 years. These are those “once every 100 years” financial haymakers that drop our investments to the mat with fearsome efficiency. It is remarkable that Gen-Xers had their 401(k)s and IRAs staggered by not one but...
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Three things to know before buying one Relatively new to the market, Index-Linked Annuities (“ILAs”) are a bit misunderstood. (For an example of an ILA, look at the Allianz Index Advantage ADV ILA). Like their cousins, fixed indexed annuities, ILAs offer upside potential with downside protection. Both provide market participation via index-following crediting methods, and...
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Writing for Kiplinger, RetireOne CEO David Stone says recessions are a normal part of the economic cycle. He argues that during these market cycles, equities prices are ‘pruned’ back to allow for healthy future growth. Stocks are approaching historical highs anyway. A recession now could make future investments cheaper, which would be good in the...
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RetireOne President Ed Mercier has been working in the RIA space for 20 years. In an article for Advisor Perspectives, Ed shares similarities between his experience serving this audience of fiduciaries, and that of his colleague, Jim Combs. Jim is CEO of National Advisors Trust (NATC). NATC is one of the largest trust companies in...
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In this article for IRIS, RetireOne President Ed Mercier explores the trend toward zero commission or ‘no-load’ insurance products like annuities. As robos take on more and more advisor services, many experts agree that financial behavioral coaching is one area that resists automation. This new generation of low-cost, fiduciary-focused products help RIAs manage client behaviors...
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Annuities have a terrible reputation. Rather than incorporating them into retirement plans to solve specific problems for investors, some salespeople overstated their features and benefits—selling them as ‘strategies’ rather than tactics. Writing in ThinkAdvisor, RetireOne CEO David Stone says this semantic difference is important. These are complex instruments that help investors achieve important goals, but...
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Midterms, oil prices, trade wars, conflict in Ukraine, and other instability made markets choppy in the fourth quarter. Research from Bespoke shows that the last three recessions (1990, 2001, 2007) followed the inversion of 3-year and 5-year treasuries by an average of 26 months. We just passed that yield curve inversion milestone. Folks may be...
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