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December 6th, 2019
Don’t Overlook Stable Value’s Role as Bull Market Ages
If the Fed continues to cut interest rates, sources say, stable value funds will likely prove to be superior in comparison with money market funds. Read more >
IRS Publishes Required Amendments List for DC Plans
This year’s required amendments list touches on the new hardship withdrawal standards and a new regulation impacting certain hybrid defined benefit plans. Read more >
Investment Product and Service Launches
Aegon Asset Management Announces Global Integration; Avantis Investors Launches Additional Mutual Funds; and Vanguard Creates New International Bond Index Fund. Read more >
Addressing Profitability
When plans are no longer cost-effective, there are actions advisers can take. Read more >
Experts Predict Major Growth in Retirement Coverage, Benefits
Why 529 Education Savings Plans Are More Valuable Than Ever
Advisers Recommend Fiduciary Outsourcing Services, Mostly for Small Plans
Biden’s First Veto Keeps DOL’s ESG Rule in Place
A Reminder to Avoid Fraudulent Hardship Withdrawals
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Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow closed 28.01 points (0.10%) higher at 27,677.79, the NASDAQ ticked up 4.03 points (0.05%) to 8,570.70, and the S&P 500 gained 4.67 points (0.15%) to finish at 3,117.43. The Russell 2000 was virtually unchanged at 1,614.83, and the Wilshire 5000 increased 29.99 points (0.09%) to 31,757.94.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 3/32, increasing its yield to 1.808%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 28/32, bringing its yield up to 2.257%.
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