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January 26th, 2018
Americans’ Financial Satisfaction Hits Record High
Strong stock market gains and a decrease in unemployment boost AICPA’s Personal Financial Satisfaction Index to a record high in the 24 years the trade group has been conducting this survey. Read more >
Voya Financial Steps Straight Into ESG Investing Debate
Voya Investment Management has become the latest signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment pledge, stepping right into a hot debate about the role of environmental and societal considerations in retirement plan investing. Read more >
LGBT Workers Less Likely to Be Saving on a Regular Basis
However, an analysis among people in nine nations found U.S. LGBT workers rank the highest on the Aegon Retirement Readiness Index. Read more >
Empower Retirement Reveals PlanVisualizer System
The interactive technology enables retirement advisers to demonstrate to plan sponsors how modifications in plan design can impact their employees’ retirement readiness, and the shifting cost of providing the plan for the employer. 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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Nearly One in Seven Small Business Owners Not Confident About Retirement
Only 20% said they were very confident they will have enough money to retire comfortably, Paychex found in a survey. Read more >
Investment Products and Services Launches
PGIM Renames Domestic Fund Platform and Alger Expands Focused Portfolios Suite. Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow was up 140.67 points (0.54%) at 26,392.79, the NASDAQ closed 3.90 points (0.05%) lower at 7,411.16, and the S&P 500 rose 1.71 points (0.06%) to 2,839.25. The Russell 2000 gained 2.06 points (0.13%) to finish at 1,601.67, and the Wilshire 5000 gained 16.17 points (0.07%) at 29,450.83. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 7/32, decreasing its yield to 2.623%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 25/32, bringing its yield down to 2.890%.

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