Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
July 6th, 2018
Asset Management Fee Compression Accelerates
New research from Cerulli points to a number of drivers behind the acceleration in asset management fee compression, tied to improved automation and stronger competition; the research and analytics firm also analyzes the competitive landscape of “robo-advice.” Read more >
Vanguard Reduces Investing Costs with Latest ETFs
The firm will offer commission-free online transactions for specific funds. Read more >
Helping Employers Sort HSA Facts from Fictions
The health care plan and the health savings account are not the same thing; while the employer has some administrative responsibilities, the HSA belongs wholly to the employee and is portable. Read more >
Pre-Retirees Expect to Need More Money Than What Retirees Spend
In the U.S., pre-retirees think they will need 74% of income, but retirees only receive 58%. Read more >
MOST READ ARTICLES
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Education About Tax Treatment and Fees Could Boost 401(k) Participation
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IRS to Focus on Retirement Plan Distributions and 403(b) Plan Rules in 2019
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Inertia Remains a Plan Sponsor Problem, Too
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How Rising Interest Rates Affect Stable Value Funds
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Open MEPs Could Create Many Opportunities for Advisers
401(k) Plan Costs Average 0.88%
Since 2009, total plan cost has decreased Read more >
Survey Links Optimism to Health
The connection even affects how retirees manage their money Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow gained 181.92 points (0.75%) to finish at 24,356.74, the NASDAQ closed 3.75 points (1.12%) higher at 7,586.43, and the S&P 500 was up 23.39 points (0.86%) at 2,736.61. The Russell 2000 increased 19.06 points (1.15%) to 1,679.48, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 244.53 points (0.86%) to 28,621.51.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was unchanged, with its yield down to 2.831%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 9/32, decreasing its yield to 2.946%.

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