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Wall Street is now fretting over the threat of another recession
Breakfast with Benjamin: The word 'recession' is being used openly on Wall Street, in case you needed more proof that the U.S. economy is barely moving forward.
Cognitive impairment, lower income drive higher LTC insurance lapses: Study
Advisers should take these factors into account when incorporating long-term-care insurance into a client's financial plan.
MassMutual teams with Envestnet on defined-contribution managed-account service
Insurer is trying to capitalize on big growth seen among asset-allocation products in the DC market and betting managed accounts become more widely used.
Is General Motors' 401(k) annuity choice a harbinger for broader uptake?
Advisers say more mega-sized defined contribution plans taking up lifetime income provides a signal to the broader retirement market.
Gloom overshadows Wall Street, but some economists still see a September rate hike
Breakfast with Benjamin: Despite the mood on Wall Street getting downright gloomy, some economists still think the Fed will raise interest rates next month.
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.)
How to not get gobbled up when the next bear market arrives
Breakfast with Benjamin: Avoid these investing missteps when the next bear rumbles through the market.
Allianz refreshes fixed-index universal life insurance lineup
The insurance giant Allianz SE on Tuesday announced changes to its fixed-index universal life insurance lineup, offering a new underlying index and benefits to the product's fast-growing market.Two of the firms' products now will be available with a new benchmark, the Barclays U.S. Dynamic Balance
Is it time to jump into energy stocks?
Breakfast with Benjamin: If 13 weeks of falling energy-stock prices has you looking for an entry point, hold your fire: The sector is still very pricey.
New life insurance study debunks 'buy term, invest the difference'
Standard advice leaves many Americans underinsured and unprepared for retirement.
MetLife launches first longevity annuity for individual clients' retirement accounts
Latest product comes as qualified longevity annuity contracts look for a place in retirement accounts.
Massachusetts' Galvin to investigate alternative fund sales by advisers
Sales of 25 top 'liquid alts' mutual funds will come under greater scrutiny from the state regulator.
Stock buybacks come under fire from politicians
Breakfast with Benjamin There's a rising backlash for record-level stock-buyback programs, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren issues charges of 'stock manipulation.'
Advisers choosing hedge-style stock-pickers face 'beta' challenge
Closet indexing, market timing are among the risks in long-short equity: analysts.
Support grows for strengthening variable annuity disclosures
A so-called summary prospectus would provide information about the risks, costs and benefits of the complicated products in a streamlined manner.