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April 27th, 2018
Attorneys General, Other Third-Parties Move to Revive DOL Fiduciary Rule in 5th Circuit
Anticipating the DOL will not itself ask the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a crucial mid-March panel ruling that vacated the Obama-era fiduciary rule expansion, attorneys general and retiree advocacy organizations are speaking out, asking the full appellate court to reassess its decision. Read more >
Americans on Track to Replace 64% of Income in Retirement
Participants who work with a traditional or online adviser are on track to replace 116% of their income. Those working with any paid adviser, 91%, and those with no adviser, 51%. Read more >
American Airlines Challenged for Not Offering Stable Value Fund in 401(k)
The airline company offered the AA Credit Union Fund as its capital preservation vehicle, which the plaintiffs in a lawsuit say yielded “tremendously” poor returns. Read more >
Employees Need Help Addressing Barriers to Retirement Saving
Workers who are unprepared for retirement are five times as likely as those who are prepared to cite high living expenses as a barrier to retirement planning. They are also seven times as likely to have too much debt. Read more >
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Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow increased 238.51 points (0.99%) to 24,322.34, the NASDAQ climbed 114.94 points (1.64%) to 7,118.68, and the S&P 500 gained 27.54 points (1.04%) to finish at 2,666.94. The Russell 2000 was up 7.43 points (0.48%) at 1,557.89, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 275.87 points (1.01%) higher at 27,721.93.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 13/32, bringing its yield down to 2.980%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond climbed 29/32, decreasing its yield to 3.162%.
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