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Investment News Contributing Editor Mary Beth Franklin reports that two major themes emerged from the recent Retirement Income Summit in Chicago: the economic impact of increasing longevity, and the need for guaranteed lifetime income as one American turns 73 every seven seconds (source: Joseph Coughlin, MIT Agelab). Certainly, the Retirement Income challenge is exacerbated by a growing...
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Michael Finke of the American College interviews Nobel Prize winning economist Bill Sharpe about his latest research. “Finding a Better Retirement Income Solution” examines the results of his study demonstrating the strength of annuities as retirement income solutions. Finke says Sharpe is positive about the efficiency of income annuities. Many economists agree on that point....
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We’ve added 3 new fee-based annuities from TIAA on the RetireOne platform including the Intelligent Variable Annuity®, Investment Horizon fixed annuity, and TIAA Single Premium Immediate Annuity. The Intelligent Variable Annuity With some of the lowest fees in the industry, the Intelligent VA grows the RetireOne accumulation solution set to help RIAs and fee-based advisors...
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Vanguard has measured a 30-40% chance for a recession by late 2020. The popular fund company (and manager of subaccounts in some of RetireOne’s solutions) base their prognosis on a couple of factors. Writing in the New York Times, journalist Jeff Sommers says, “The recession projection is based largely on interest rate expectations using two...
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Deep into this unprecedented bull market, everyone seems to be looking for signs that it will come to an end. Too much of a good thing has made us all nervous as long-tailed cats in a room full of rocking chairs. We all know it can’t go on forever. Experts are coming out of the...
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Dick Cotton updated his earlier post on The Retirement Cafe on Floor-and-Upside strategies. The floor-and-upside strategy for financing retirement is sometimes referred to as “safety first” and derives from The Theory of Life-Cycle Saving and Investing. The basic idea behind floor-and-upside is that a retiree devotes some of her retirement funding assets to building a...
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Prudential’s recent research study found that about half (51%) of retirees retired earlier than planned. While early retirement may seem like welcome news, only 23% retired earlier than planned because they either had enough money to retire, wanted to retire, or were tired of working. Forty-six percent of those who retired earlier than expected did...
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According to Dick Cotton in Retirement Cafe, one of the most common mistakes retirees make is looking at a good return on a nearly risk-free investment and concluding that they would do better in the stock market because it has a higher long-term average return. Long-term market return averages are interesting when an investment portfolio...
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Business is booming for discount brokerages. But this time the players driving the boom aren’t day traders chasing dot-com riches. They are independent financial professionals known as registered investment advisers who manage rosters of typically affluent clients and trade on their behalf with the assets held at the brokerage firms. By 2020, research firm Cerulli...
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Jackson National’s first combined research report with IRI, “The Language of Retirement,” is a study of financial consultants and consumers. It aims to gauge how Americans of various ages evaluate their financial preparedness for retirement, their familiarity with and viewpoints toward various financial products, and the financial strategies they’re most likely to employ as they...
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