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    Investors thinking about retirement should understand BDCs

    Traditional fixed-income holdings, such as bond funds, may not provide enough meaningful income as historically low interest rates have limited the yields available to investors.

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    Boeing settlement underscores advisers' 401(k) responsibility

    As excessive-fee suits are poised to move down market, advisers should pay attention to teachings of 401(k) suits such as Boeing's.

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    Boeing 401(k) fiduciary breach lawsuit settled

    The provisional settlement affects 190,000 employees and retirees of Boeing who first brought a case against the company in September 2006.

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    Now is not the time to look at 401(k)s

    We live in the Internet age, and clients no longer have to wait for a quarterly statement. They can log on right now and look. Tell them not to.

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    Amazon's risky 401(k) plan

    Online retail giant's retirement program doesn't have much in common with its Silicon Valley peers, with company matches made entirely in Amazon stock.

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    Fidelity throws its weight behind longevity annuities

    The Boston retirement-services giant is giving its clients a new option for planning for the costs and risk of living longer by making deferred-income annuities available for retirement plans. (See also the Top 10 annuity sellers in the second quarter.)

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    If Obama holds firm, here's what the DOL fiduciary rule will end up looking like

    Expect language that would brighten the line between education and advice, and expand the list of permissible assets for retirement plans, to name a few.

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    Plan sponsor advocate pushes for exemption in DOL fiduciary rule

    Advisers whose compensation does not vary based on the investments they recommend for retirement plans should be carved out of a Labor Department proposal to raise advice standards, an advocate said Wednesday.Marcy Supovitz, president-elect of the American Retirement Association, promoted a

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    Is the bull market making advisers and investors behave better?

    Mutual fund investors get closer to capturing 100% of the returns of the funds they invest in, according to Morningstar.

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    It's early days for most robos eyeing the 401(k) market

    As Financial Engines & Wells Fargo announce their partnership, there are only a handful of automated investment services competing for defined contribution retirement plan participants.

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    DOL to launch marathon of hearings on fiduciary rule

    The four-day event, featuring 75 witnesses from all sides of the debate testifying on panels together, could get heated.

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    This retirement expert got death threats for her policy reform ideas

    The New School's Teresa Ghilarducci weighs in on mandated savings, risk aversion and avoiding fees.

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    Crashing commodity prices will give the Fed one more reason to not raise rates

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Crashing commodity prices are real, and the result might be another delay to the Fed's rate hike.

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    SEC commissioner: DOL fiduciary rule would create 'a mess'

    Daniel Gallagher Jr. says the agency should stand down and not finalize rulemaking.

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    Puerto Rico's default could ripple through average Americans' portfolios

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Puerto Rico has missed a debt payment. How will the fallout be felt by average Americans?