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November 19th, 2018
Americans Reporting Feeling More Exposed to Market Volatility
And a majority, 65%, say it is tougher now to get ahead financially than it was before the financial crisis, Natixis found in a survey. Read more >
PBGC Publishes Fiscal Year 2018 Funding Update
“The multiemployer insurance program deficit has narrowed, but it clearly won’t keep the program from running out of money,” says PBGC Director Tom Reeder. Read more >
Sponsors Still Focused on Fund Menu Simplification, Fee Transparency
Speakers at the Best of PSNC 2018 event in Boston said diversification remains incredibly important, but simplifying the fund menu is a win-win for participants and sponsors. Read more >
Women Plan to Take Steps to Make Their Money Grow
However, only 24% of women say they are comfortable with their knowledge on investing, Fidelity Investments found. Read more >
Voters’ Retirement Confidence Declines
Yet, 23% are waiting three to five years before retirement to start working with an adviser, according to a survey. Read more >
Principal Continues Focus on Asset Management, ‘Jet Fuel’ of the Business
2023 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year Finalists
With SECURE 2.0, the Cash Balance DB Plan May Be Back
Biden’s First Veto Keeps DOL’s ESG Rule in Place
Complying With the Custody Rule and the New Custody Proposal
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Military Families Working With an Adviser Have Far More Saved
They have more than $260,000 saved, compared with $82,000 for those without an adviser. Read more >
Retirement Industry People Moves
E*Trade and Edelman Financial Engines announce custody relationship; Edelman Financial Engines appoints former EBSA leader to board; Investment strategist joins FIA; and more. Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow rose 123.95 points (0.49%) to use at 25,413.22, the NASDAQ shed 11.16 points (0.15%) to finish at 7,247.87, and the S&P 500 ticked up by 6.07 points (0.22%) to close at 2,736.27. The Russell 2000 inched upward by 3.41 points (0.22) to 1,527.53, and the Wilshire 500 rose by 47.32 points (0.17%) to 28,206.18. The price of the 10-year Treasury bond was up 12/32, decreasing its yield to 3.070%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was up 22/32, decreasing its yield to 3.325%. WEEK’S WORTH: For the week ending November 16, 2018, the Dow lost 2.21%, the S&P 500 was down 1.61% and the NASDAQ declined by 2.15%. The Russell 2000 lost 1.42% of its value, and the Wilshire 5000 was down 1.61%.
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