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February 2nd, 2018
Court Grants Class Certification in Oracle 401(k) Excessive Fee Suit
However, a federal judge change the class definition for the imprudent investment claims because class representatives were not all invested in the funds challenged. Read more >
EBSA Restores $1.1B to Benefit Plans, Participants and Beneficiaries
Nearly $700 million was in recoveries from enforcement actions. Read more >
Campaign Waged to Raise Awareness of Retirement Savings
The Bipartisan Policy Center and Ric Edelman announce the launch of “Funding Our Future: A Campaign for America’s Retirement Security.” Read more >
Rising Rates Bring Bond Duration and Supply Questions to the Fore
Vanguard’s lead actuary for the OCIO pension support business sounds a clear note of caution about attempting to “beat the rush” into long corporate bonds that could come along with a sharp rise in rates; Northern Trust experts explain how ultra-short duration funds can benefit DB plans today. Read more >
SECURE Act's House Passage Brings Test of Congressional Mediators
Many Retirees Wish They Had Delayed Taking Social Security Benefits
Some Expect Senate Action Sooner Than Later on SECURE Act
Another Bill Proposed as Senate Committee Hearing Brings Calls for Retirement Action
Product Development Moves Beyond the 401(k) Plan
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Investment Products and Services Launches
First Trust Launches Index Based ETF; BCG Adds Stadion 401(k) Managed Account on Recordkeeping Platform; Mercer Partners With Investment Metrics for Client Reporting; and more. Read more >
The Value of Fixed Income
The strategy is a good hedge against equity underperformance Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow increased by 37.32 points (0.14%) to finish at 26,186.71, the NASDAQ closed 25.62 points (0.35%) lower at 7,385.86, and the S&P 500 decreased by 1.83 points (0.06%) to 2,821.98. The Russell 2000 was up 4.87 points (0.31%) at 1,579.85, and the Wilshire 5000 was down 9.02 points (0.03%) at 29,228.47.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 21/32, bringing its yield up to 2.783%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 16/32, increasing its yield to 3.014%.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer

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