Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
October 17th, 2019

What Prolonged Low Rates Mean for TDF Investors

While they are responding in different ways, tactical and strategic target-date fund managers all have to adjust to a new normal of persistently low U.S. and global interest rates. Read more >
2020 Adviser of the Year Nominations Deadline Is Approaching!
As in the past years, PLANSPONSOR/PLANADVISER editors are soliciting your help in identifying qualified candidates for our Plan Adviser of the Year and Plan Sponsor of the Year awards. If you work with or for, or know of, a great plan sponsor, plan adviser or plan adviser team, please help us recognize the best in the business by making a nomination. Read more >
How Retirement Plan Advisers Justify Their Fees
One adviser charges a flat fee up to certain asset levels, and then additional basis points as plans grow, while another emphasizes the detailed, time-intensive fiduciary work he does for clients when asking for a fee increase. Read more >
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Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow was decreased 22.82 points (0.08%) to 27,001.98, the NASDAQ closed 24.52 points (0.30%) lower at 8,124.18, and the S&P 500 was down 5.99 points (0.20%) at 2,989.69. The Russell 2000 slipped 1.76 points (0.12%) to 1,525.06, and the Wilshire 5000 lost 73.33 points (0.24%) to finish at 30,450.91. The prices of the 10-year Treasury note and 30-year Treasury bond each were up 2/32, decreasing their yields to 1.748% and 2.229%, respectively.
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