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Thursday, May 06, 2021
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A New Telling of the Story of Persistent Inequality
The interest rate regime embraced to combat strong inflation of the mid-1970s and early 1980s has had unintended consequences—including the development of historic levels of wealth inequality. Yakov Feygin says there’s a lot that can be done to turn things around.
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House Ways and Means Committee Passes SECURE Act 2.0
The markup hearing, punctuated by a unanimous vote to advance the legislation, demonstrated that retirement security issues are capable of bringing together members of Congress who don’t agree on much else.
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1. The New Vesting Schedule Debate
2. Why Are Financial Services Firms Looking to Wealth Management Leaders?
3. The Future of Work in the Investment Industry
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Refining the Language of Retirement
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Research Says Lack of Attention by Investors Helps TDF Managers Sacrifice Returns
Academics say "low-attention" investors let TDF managers favor their own families of funds at the expense of performance.
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Wednesday, the Dow closed 97.31 points (0.29%) higher at 34,230.34, the Nasdaq fell 51.08 points (0.37%) to 13,582.43, and the S&P 500 was up 2.93 points (0.07%) at 4,167.59. The Russell 2000 lost 6.92 points (0.31%) to finish at 2,241.37, and the Wilshire 5000 decreased 45.85 points (0.11%) to 43,513.75.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 1/32, decreasing its yield to 1.578%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 4/32, bringing its yield down to 2.247%.

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