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Delaying The Fiduciary Rule = A Dumb Move
Article By: Jennifer Coombs
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 5:11 AM EDT
The fiduciary rule that was scheduled to be established by the Department of Labor (DOL) on April 10th of this year, has been delayed out by a month or two after all.
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Angst In America, Part 5: The Crisis We Can’t Muddle Through
Article By: John Mauldin
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:45 PM EDT
During the Great Recession, the market fell 58%. A 50% drop in the stock market during a recession is not unusual. What is the probability that we will not have a recession in the next four years? Pensions are making a huge wager on that proposition.
In this article: SPX, TNX
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Bonds: This Just In...
Article By: Gary Tanashian
Sunday, April 23, 2017 3:46 PM EDT
We highlighted the contrary bullish bond play right here at TalkMarkets back on December 6. Now it appears it won't be long before it goes the other way, as the media have begun to talk bullish. Wash, rinse, repeat...
In this article: TLT, IEF
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Fixed Income: "The Boy Who Cried Wolf"… Perhaps Not This Time
Article By: WisdomTree
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:57 AM EDT
The main theme for fixed income investors in 2017 has been one of rising interest rates. There is no doubt that we have been down this road before, only to witness no increases, or in some instances even falling rates.
In this article: TNX
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State Pension Funds Take On More Risk, Higher Fees For Worse Returns
Article By: ValueWalk
Monday, April 17, 2017 10:50 AM EDT
State and locally run retirement systems are increasingly turning to alternative and complex investments to help boost returns but these decisions may not be best for all stakeholders involved according to a new Pew Charitable Trusts report.
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EC Angst In America, Part 4: Disappearing Pensions
Article By: John Mauldin
Monday, April 17, 2017 7:26 AM EDT
The deeper you look, the worse the pension situation gets. Angst is a perfectly reasonable response for anyone who is retired or thinking about retiring in the next decade. People don’t have sufficient IRA or 401(k) savings.
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E Should You Invest In Structured Settlements Or Bonds?
Article By: Maithya Kitonyi
Friday, April 14, 2017 8:49 AM EDT
Structured settlements are considered to be low risk investments thereby drawing comparisons to bonds. However, questions are often asked with regard to the high rate of return they offer investors compared to what is offered in the bond market.
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Fiduciary Rule Delayed, But Its Impact Remains
Article By: David Trainer
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:27 AM EDT
Despite over 92% of the 193,000 comment letters opposing delay, the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule has been officially delayed until June 9. No matter the legalities, investor awareness is higher.
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Tips For Choosing Funds For Your Retirement Savings
Article By: Jennifer Coombs
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 4:11 AM EDT
Retirement planning is an important financial endeavor which every working individual should consider early on in their career. Here are a few tips you can use to find a suitable fund for your retirement savings.
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TRS – A Texas Pension Too Big To Fail
Article By: Bankers Anonymous
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:41 PM EDT
Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt, poked the bear when he filed Senate Bills 1750 and 1751, which would allow the TRS and ERS to study, and possibly implement, changes in their public pensions.
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How Much Money Do You Need To Retire?
Article By: Lorimer Wilson
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 3:25 PM EDT
As overwhelming as planning for retirement can be, you still have to make a plan and monitor your progress as you age. Rules of thumb can be helpful as a baseline but they require context and nuance to be effective in the real world.
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Are Foreign Investments Good For Your Retirement Portfolio?
Article By: Douglas Goldstein
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 6:01 AM EDT
Do you want to minimize risk in your retirement accounts? If so, consider diversifying your holdings to include foreign investments.
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Financial Insecurity
Article By: Lance Roberts
Monday, April 10, 2017 7:09 AM EDT
The lack of savings is directly related to the rising cost of living versus the lack of wage growth over the last 35-years which led to a massive surge in debt to maintain the standard of living.
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The Retirement Portfolio You Never Have To Touch
Article By: Lorimer Wilson
Sunday, April 9, 2017 4:45 AM EDT
High dividends and the potential for capital gains are two of the biggest drivers of the ultimate retirement portfolio. I like these five stocks for their potential on both fronts.
In this article: TCPC, ARI, FDUS, CODI, HTGC Also: APO
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The Investment Case For Green Bonds
Article By: Lorimer Wilson
Friday, April 7, 2017 7:34 AM EDT
Green bonds are attracting interest not only from environmental, social, and governance (ESG) focused investors but from traditional fixed income investors who previously did not have an efficient way to "green" their portfolios.
In this article: GRNB, AAPL
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The Unavoidable Pension Crisis
Article By: Lance Roberts
Thursday, April 6, 2017 7:56 AM EDT
After 8 years and a 230% stock market advance the pension funds of Dallas, Chicago, and Houston are in severe trouble.
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