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Monday, November 01, 2021
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Considering Annuities As an Answer to Fixed Income in a Low Rate Environment
Many retirement investors and advisers today are only looking to bonds to make up their fixed-income portfolios, but, with such low yields, this becomes risky for delivering desired retirement outcomes.
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Generations Divided About Short-Term Financial Confidence
After facing challenges resulting from the pandemic, younger participants show the most interest in receiving help from a financial professional.
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1. The 2022 Retirement Landscape Takes Shape
2. Employees Favor Retirement Plans That Substitute Annuities for Bonds
3. Asset Managers Weigh In on DC Plan Investment Trends
Schwab Advisor Services Announces Key Enhancements to iRebal
The portfolio rebalancing and management solution has a new dashboard view, grid interface and improved navigation.
Franklin Templeton, iJoin Seek to Expand Access to Goals-Based Personalization
The firms say their new partnership will allow advisers to provide a personalized investing solution to participants in smaller plans.
Retirement Industry People Moves
Alera Group hires COO of wealth and retirement plan services divisions; The Standard hires retirement plans regional sales rirector; AIG announces senior leadership changes; and more.
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Friday, the Dow gained 89.08 points (0.25%) to finish at 35,819.56, the Nasdaq increased 50.27 points (0.33%) to 15,498.39, and the S&P 500 was up 8.96 points (0.19%) at 4,605.38. The Russell 2000 was virtually unchanged at 2,297.19, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 77.46 points (0.16%) higher at 47,795.10.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 1/32, decreasing its yield to 1.562%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 31/32, bringing its yield down to 1.946%.

For the week ending October 29, the Dow increased 0.40%, the Nasdaq climbed 2.71%, and the S&P 500 gained 1.33%. The Russell 2000 was up 0.26%, and the Wilshire 5000 finished 1.09% higher.

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