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February 14th, 2019
Court Returns Mixed Ruling in Schwab ERISA Self-Dealing Suit
The U.S. District Court for the Northern district of California has issued a new ruling in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act self-dealing lawsuit filed against Schwab Retirement Plan Services and other Charles Schwab corporate entities. Read more >
PLANSPONSOR Survey Results Highlight Role of Advisers in Health Care Industry
Nearly 86% of not-for-profit health care entities reported that financial advice in some form is offered to their defined contribution plan participants, compared to 79.4% of for-profit entities. Read more >
As Volatility Slowed in January, so Did Trading Activity
With market volatility slowing in January, trading activity among 401(k) investors dropped off, according to the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index. In fact, January 2019 was the slowest start to the year in the more than 20-year history of the index. Read more >
Human Interest Offers 3% Cash Back for New Retirement Savers
Franklin Templeton to Acquire Putnam for $925 Million
Retirement Industry People Moves
Congress Says It Will Fix at Least 4 Errors in SECURE 2.0
Pilot Sues American Airlines Due to ESG 401(k) Investing Strategy
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The Case for Roths
Taxes paid in retirement on Social Security benefits are determined by the amount of other taxable income. For retirees drawing from conventional 401(k)s, 85% of their Social Security benefits may be subject to tax, but if retirement income is taken from a Roth, it’s not taxable, and there’s no impact. Read more >
PLANADVISER Recordkeeper Services Guide
“A lot of firms are doing roll ups and purchases. Large firms are getting larger. Technology is key when you’re in the recordkeeping business. Those investing heavily in technology will be the winners.” Read more >
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow gained 117.51 points (0.46%) to finish at 25,543.27, the NASDAQ was up 5.76 points (0.08%) at 7,420.38, and the S&P 500 increased 8.30 points (0.30%) to 2,753.03. The Russell 2000 was up 4.71 points (0.31%) at 1,542.94, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 86.05 points (0.30%) higher at 28,548.54. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 6/32, increasing its yield to 2.706%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 11/32, bringing its yield up to 3.040%.
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