Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
August 30th, 2019
State-Run Auto-IRAs Will Help Close the Coverage Gap
Sources view state-run retirement savings plans as useful for improving retirement readiness, as well as a potential business opportunity for advisers. Read more >
2019 PLANSPONSOR Defined Contribution Survey Open
Sponsors of defined contribution (DC) plans are invited to respond to our annual DC Survey. The survey is our largest and most important research project of the year, and is a great benchmarking tool for defined contribution (DC) plans. Please encourage your DC plan clients to respond by the September 27 deadline. Read more >
Investment Product and Service Launches
RIA education organization rebrands; USCF adds nultiple ETPs to TD Ameritrade platform; Transamerica alters subadvisers, fees for Large Growth Fund; and more. Read more >
TDFs Help Boost Balances
The key is their diversification and participants’ tendency to remain invested Read more >
Hub International’s Ambitious Vision for the Retirement Market
AutoZone’s Use of Prudential GoalMaker Criticized in New Lawsuit
2020 Contribution and Benefit Limits Announced
IRS Proposes Changes to Tables Used in RMD Calculations
The Great TDF Debate: Prudence vs. Performance
Social Security Maximization
One’s claiming age is key to stretching benefits Read more >
Student Loan Repayment Programs
Employers are starting to note the option’s role in promoting wellness Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow gained 326.15 points (1.25%) to finish at 26,362.25, the NASDAQ closed 116.51 points (1.48%) higher at 7,973.39, and the S&P 500 increased 36.64 points (1.27%) to 2,924.58. The Russell 2000 was up 24.01 points (1.63%) at 1,496.72, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 387.42 points (1.31%) to 29,911.04.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 2/32, increasing its yield to 1.499%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 29/32, bringing its yield up to 1.964%.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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