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November 12th, 2018
SEC Investor Advisory Committee Calls for Stronger Best Interest Regulations
The committee says the SEC should explicitly explain that Regulation Best Interest is a fiduciary duty shared equally by advisers and broker/dealer to act in their customers’ best interest. Read more >
AARP Tackles Social Security Misinformation
As retirees drawing Social Security income look forward to a modest increase in benefits scheduled for 2019, AARP has published a list of common Social Security misconceptions. Read more >
Would Government Bailouts Help Solve Union Pension Funding Crisis?
A white paper published by a group of researchers and actuaries examines the pros and cons of creating a government-back low-interest loan program to support stressed multiemployer pensions. Read more >
Retirement Industry People Moves
Beacon Pointe Advisors names CIO; Asset-Map partners with Cambridge Investment Research; VALIC appoints new business development vice president; and more. Read more >
Principal Reveals Eagerly Awaited Wells Fargo Platform Integration Strategy
Washington Financial Scooped Up By Hub International
SECURE Act Ensnared in Senate After Flying Through House
2019 PLANADVISER National Conference
MIT ERISA Lawsuit Parties Announce Settlement
Narrowing the Scope
Analyzing big data from the recordkeeper to measure plan and participant achievements Read more >
Valuable Partnerships
How one adviser works with wealth managers in his firm to find prospects Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow was down 201.92 points (0.77%) to end at 25,989.3, the NASDAQ gave up 123.98 points (1.65%) to finish at 7,406.90, and the S&P 500 shed 25.82 points (0.92%) to end at 2,781.01. The Russell 2000 lost 28.72 points (1.82%) to 1,549.49, and the Wilshire 5000 was down by 294.44 points (1.02%) to finish at 28,668.12. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up by 15/32, decreasing its yield to 3.185%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was up by 19/32, decreasing its yield to 3.386%. WEEK’S WORTH: For the week ending November 9, the Dow was up by 2.84%, the S&P 500 gained 2.86%, and the NASDAQ rose by 0.68%. The Russell 2000 was up by 0.10%, and the Wilshire 5000 was up by 1.74%.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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