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August 13th, 2019
Walgreen Sued for Keeping Underperforming TDFs in 401(k)
Despite a market “teeming with better-performing alternatives,” the plaintiffs say, Walgreen selected the Northern Trust Funds, which already had a history of poor performance. Read more >
Despite Volatility, July Was a Slow Trading Month for 401(k) Investors
It was also the 18th month in a row that net trades have moved from equities into fixed income Read more >
The Word About Newsletters
They are a great way to stay in touch with participants, particularly for advisers to large plans Read more >
TDFs Help Boost Balances
The key is their diversification and participants’ tendency to remain invested Read more >
Court Decision Compares Asset Manager Advisory and Subadvisory Fees
A federal court judge found Metropolitan West Asset Management, LLC charged a reasonable fee for a fund it advises, considering the services it provides and risks it takes for the fund. Read more >
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Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow lost 391.00 points (1.49%) to finish at 25,896.44, the NASDAQ closed 95.73 points (1.20%) lower at 7,863.41, and the S&P 500 decreased 35.95 points (1.23%) to 2,882.70. The Russell 2000 was down 18.58 points (1.23%) at 1,494.46, and the Wilshire 5000 fell 391.25 points (1.31%) to 29,554.39.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 32/32, bringing its yield down to 1.643%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond climbed 2 31/32, decreasing its yield to 2.129%.
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