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November 2nd, 2018
Stock Market Volatility Brings Predictable 401(k) Trading Spike
Preliminary data shared by Alight Solutions shows the firm’s 401(k) trading index spiked on Monday October 29; investors making moves shunned growth assets and paid premium prices for fixed income. Read more >
IRS Announces Contribution and Benefit Limits for 2019
The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan is increased from $18,500 to $19,000. Read more >
SEC Considers New Annuity and Life Insurance Summary Disclosures
The proposal is intended to help investors better understand these contracts’ features, fees and risks, and to more easily find the information needed to make an informed investment decision. Read more >
Many Retirees Fail to Consider Effect of Taxes
As a result, they may have lost the opportunity to save six years’ worth of income in retirement, according to a Nationwide Retirement Institute survey. Read more >
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Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow gained 264.98 points (1.06%) to finish at 25,830.74, the NASDAQ closed 128.16 points (1.75%) higher at 7,434.06, and the S&P 500 was up 28.63 points (1.06%) at 2,740.37. The Russell 2000 increased 33.57 points (2.22%) to 1,544.98, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 352.17 points (1.26%) to 28,333.06. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 1/32, decreasing its yield to 3.140%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 6/32, bringing its yield down to 3.379%.

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