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October 15th, 2018
SEC Outlines Strategy Through 2022, Pledging Support for ‘Main Street’
According to the SEC’s strategic outline, when Main Street investors seek professional advice, their choices “all too often are not as clear as they should be.” Read more >
AARP Launches Social Security Resource Center
The new website is designed to be a one-stop place for investors and retirees to have their Social Security retirement questions answered, including when to claim. Read more >
Assessing ETF Liquidity and Large Institutional Trades
A new white paper published by maps out the growing volume of institutional exchange-traded fund usage and encourages institutions to take a more sophisticated approach measuring liquidity. Read more >
The Endowment Index Rose 2.04% in the Third Quarter
Year-to-date, the index is up 0.92%. Read more >
2019 Award Nominations Closing Soon
The deadline for the 2019 Plan Adviser and Adviser Team of the Year award nominations is October 19, while the deadline for the Plan Sponsor of the Year awards nominations is November 7. Find the nomination forms for both awards here. Read more >
Plaintiffs Firms Must Pay $1.5 Million for ‘Reckless’ Litigation
More TDF Underperformance ERISA Lawsuits Filed
Dover Corporation Faces ERISA Suit Over Managed Account Fees
L Brands Settles ERISA Suit After Dismissal Motions Fail
Workers Remain Worried About Inflation’s Impact on Retirement
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Retirement Industry People Moves
Voya hires regional sales vice president; Northern Trust names former employee its new strategy director; Broadridge announces a series of changes to its global operations team; and more.  Read more >
Investment Product and Service Launches
PIMCO Acquisition Expands Municipal Bond Business; TIAA Adds Guaranteed Income to Custom Default Solutions; Franklin Templeton Adds Regional ETFs to Lineup; and more. Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow closed 287.16 points (1.15%) higher at 25,339.99, the NASDAQ rose by 167.83 points (2.29%) to 7,496.89 and the S&P 500 gained 38.76 points (1.42%) to finish at 2,767.13. The Russell 2000 increased by 1.30 points (0.08%) to 1,546.68, and the Wilshire 5000 was up by 370.47 points (1.31%) to end at 28,568.93. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 2/32, increasing its yield to 3.160%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 8/32, bringing its yield up to 3.339%. WEEK’S WORTH: For the week ending October 12, the Dow fell 4.19%, the NASDAQ declined by 3.74%, and the S&P 500 lost 4.10%. The Russell 2000 was down 5.23% and the Wilshire 5000 finished 4.20% lower.
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