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October 18th, 2019
EBSA Reorganization May Bring Positive Changes
Industry sources speculate that the DOL’s new structure for its Employee Benefits Security Administration will result in more guidance and fairer enforcement. Read more >
Will GOP Senators’ Letter Win Floor Time for Popular SECURE Act?
An open letter penned by a team of senior Republican Senators calls on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the bipartisan SECURE Act over the legislative finish line. Read more >
2020 Adviser of the Year Nominations Deadline Is Approaching!
The deadline for the 2020 Plan Adviser and Adviser Team of the Year award nominations is October 18. Read more >
Pension Income Still Dominates. That Will Soon Change
The vast majority of today’s retirees still draw the lion’s share of their income from Social Security and pensions; however, in coming years the balance will very quickly tip to private savings sources such as 401(k) plans. Read more >
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Investment Product and Service Launches
FIDx and Transamerica partner to provide annuities; Fidelity adds customized models to AMP solution; J.P Morgan improves TDF analysis tool; and more. Read more >
Now Who Is a Fiduciary?
How the SEC’s best interest rule could affect plans, IRAs. Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow closed 23.90 points (0.09%) higher at 27,025.88, the NASDAQ gained 32.67 points (0.40%) to finish at 8,156.85, and the S&P 500 was up 8.26 points (0.28%) at 2,997.95. The Russell 2000 increased 16.79 points (1.10%) to 1,541.84, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 110.85 points (0.36%) to 30,561.79.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 1/32, increasing its yield to 1.756%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 3/32, bringing its yield up to 2.239%
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