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April 26th, 2019
A Better DC Plan Core Investment Menu
Automated asset-allocation solutions designed for retirees are indeed popular, but the majority of defined contribution plan participants still use the core investment menu. Read more >
Treasury, IRS Ask for Comments on 2019-2020 Priority Guidance Plan
The 2019-2020 Priority Guidance Plan will identify guidance projects that the agencies intend to actively work on as priorities during the period from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. Read more >
Nearly One-Third of Employers Embracing Student Loan Debt Programs
Among those that are, they are more likely than others to have measured their employees’ financial wellness. Read more >
BoA Launches HSA Digital Platform
The aim is to make the tax-advantaged savings vehicle more accessible and easier to use Read more >
The Retirement Crisis Is a Coverage Crisis
John Hancock Reveals Stable Value Guaranteed Income Fund
Senator Introduces Bill to Encourage Faster Student Debt Payoff
What Advisers Should Know About GDPR
Ideas for a QDIA Design That Will Better Serve Participants Ready to Retire
Investment Product and Service Launches
Eaton Vance changes investment objectives and policies of funds, and Transamerica launches fifth managed risk ETF. Read more >
State-Based Fiduciary Standards
Some regulators and legislators act to fill a perceived void Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow lost 134.97 points (0.51%) to finish at 26,462.08, the NASDAQ increased 16.67 points (0.21%) to 8,118.68, and the S&P 500 was down 1.08 points (0.04%) at 2,926.17. The Russell 2000 closed 12.52 points (0.79%) lower at 1,575.61, and the Wilshire 5000 decreased 38.67 points (0.13%) to 30,208.64.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 3/32, increasing its yield to 2.536%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 7/32, bringing its yield up to 2.946%.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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