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March 15th, 2021

Oklahoma Introduces Bills to Create State-Run Retirement Program

The legislation would require most employers that currently do not offer a retirement plan to offer one. Read more >
Some Experts Foresee ‘Supercharged’ Recovery Coming
Sources say 2021 was already coming together as a year of very strong economic growth, and with the passage of an additional $1.9 trillion in fiscal stimulus support, a broad-based recovery could come sooner than later Read more >
The Value of Determining a Retirement Plan’s Philosophy
Industry experts say delving into why a sponsor has a retirement plan can be very instructive for plan design and outcomes. Read more >
Franklin Templeton, iGrad Partner on Financial Wellness Digital Platform
It will analyze each user’s ‘financial personality’ and provide education courses. Read more >
MOST READ ARTICLES
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Stimulus Bill Extends Some Provisions of the CARES Act
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Coronavirus Hardship Withdrawals, Taxes and Your Retirement Plan Clients
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Judge Finds Participant Data Is Not a Plan Asset in Case Against Fidelity
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Many Near-Retirees Don't Understand Social Security Benefits
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Warn Your Clients: Don’t Abuse Coronavirus Hardship Withdrawals
Retirement Industry People Moves
Hearts & Wallets selects chief client officer; executive VP and global head Joins AIG; and Former Lincoln Group exec moves to Transamerica as new president and CEO. Read more >
Investment Product and Service Launches
Fidelity Investments expands lineup of SMAs; Unision Risk Advisors launches PEP; Retiree, Inc. creates first decumulation model portfolio; and more. Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow climbed 293.05 points (0.90%) to 32,778.64, the Nasdaq closed 78.81 points (0.59%) lower at 13,319.87, and the S&P 500 was up 4.00 points (0.10%) at 3,943.34. The Russell 2000 gained 14.25 points (0.61%) to finish at 2,352.79, and the Wilshire 5000 increased 55.64 points (0.13%) to 41,900.62.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 30/32, bringing its yield up to 1.625%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 6/32, increasing its yield to 2.383%.   For the week ending March 12, the Dow gained 4.07%, the Nasdaq increased 3.09%, and the S&P 500 was up 2.64%. The Russell 2000 climbed 7.33%, and the Wilshire 5000 finished 3.29% higher.
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