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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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Market Watchers Focus on Inflation
New comments shared with PLANADVISER by Charlie Ripley, senior investment strategist for Allianz Investment Management, suggest the higher levels of inflation seen in recent months are beginning to raise some important considerations for individual and institutional investors. 
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Only 31% of Hispanic Workers Participate in a Workplace Retirement Plan
Morningstar says there are several factors besides lower income that could contribute to the lower savings relative to other demographic groups.
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PANC 2021: The Great TDF Debate: Prudence vs. Performance
While performance is an important part of the prudent selection of target-date funds, experts speaking at the PLANADVISER National Conference suggest suitability is a more important factor.
Is Bond Fund Misclassification a Serious Problem?
PLANADVISER wades into the tricky and not uncontroversial topic of bond fund classification, or 'misclassification,' as it were.
A Year of Disruption Spotlights Tech, Cybersecurity
Advisers are increasingly focused on social media marketing, technology that can deliver investment personalization, and cybersecurity.  
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Yesterday, the Dow was down 36.15 points (0.10%) at 35,258.61, the Nasdaq gained 124.47 points (0.84%) to finish at 15,021.81, and the S&P 500 increased 15.09 points (0.34%) to 4,486.46. The Russell 2000 was up 2.19 points (0.10%) at 2,267.84, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 189.03 points (041%) higher at 46,736.81.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 23/32, bringing its yield up to 1.589%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was up 4/32, decreasing its yield to 2.024%.

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