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October 21st, 2020

ERISA Vista: A Return to Rollover Advice

I am a registered investment adviser. Most of my clients are individuals, and many of my new client relationships are IRA advisory accounts resulting from my rollover recommendations to people who are 401(k) participants. I don’t provide advice, or any other services, to 401(k) plans. How does the Department of Labor’s recent proposed exemption affect the rollover advice I provide to plan participants? Read more >
Fear of Retirement Spending Worsened by Pandemic
Retired households with less than $200,000 accumulated in a DC plan at retirement tend to spend down only about a quarter of their assets during the first two decades of retirement. Read more >
Consider Goals When Helping DC Plan Sponsors Select Annuity Options
Each type of annuity available to defined contribution plans has different features to match the goals of plan sponsors and participants. Read more >
Further Stimulus Said to Be Already Priced into the Markets
The failure to pass a second fiscal stimulus package is causing volatility, experts said, adding to the normal pre-election jitters. Read more >
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Cures for Virtual Meeting Fatigue
It is important to make sure you log in to a meeting from the most professional-looking setting possible. To keep the attention of meeting attendees, remove anything that could potentially distract them, says Stace Hilbrant, managing director of 401k Advisors in Chicago. Read more >
Salesforce Ruling Offers Key Lessons About Revenue Sharing, Fee Litigation
The dismissal ruling pushes back against overly broad claims suggesting that actively managed mutual funds and revenue sharing are inherently imprudent in qualified retirement plans. Read more >
Why LinkedIn Premium Reigns Supreme for Financial Advisers
Putnam executives Mark McKenna and Rene Taber explain why LinkedIn has emerged as the social media platform of choice for financial advisers—and why many advisers are now paying for LinkedIn’s premium features. Read more >
Market Mirror
Tuesday, the Dow gained 113.37 points (0.40%) to finish at 28,308.79, the NASDAQ increased 37.61 points (0.33%) to 11,516.49, and the S&P 500 climbed 16.20 points (0.47%) to 3,443.12. The Russell 2000 was up 4.08 points (0.25%) at 1,617.71, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 125.60 points (0.35%) higher at 35,538.99. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 2/32, increasing its yield to 0.792%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 31/32, bringing its yield up to 1.598%.
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