The Sacrificial Payroll Tax

Idle talk about suspending the payroll tax is making 'blue' Senators blue. We get answers from Social Security expert Eugene Steuerle of the Urban Institute.
Guest Column

Reasons (Not) to Be Cheerful

'Voltaire observed, “Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.” The U.S. stock market appears to be absurd,' writes the member of the asset allocation team at GMO LLC.
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Honorable Mention

Retirement Income Journal takes a break; Explaining the stock market/real economy disconnect; MetLife Investment Management originates $6.2 billion in private placements; Jackson National creates insurance portal for ‘iRIAs’; DPL platform adds Principal disability and term life products; Dialog needed as kids return to nest: New York Life.

Imagining the Post-Pandemic Economy

The federal government’s deficit will eventually need to be brought down, but it will nonetheless be appropriate for the government to spend more than it would have spent in a pre-pandemic world, writes the founding editor of the Journal of Retirement.


August 20, 2020

An Income-Generating ‘Collar’

Using a 'protective net-credit collar,' the Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF has distributed monthly income at an annual rate of 7.88% in 2020, while appreciating 10%. Is there a catch?
August 13, 2020

Life Insurers’ Bermuda Triangle, Part II

The humble fixed indexed annuity is at the center of the restructuring hurricane that has swept through the life insurance industry in recent years. We bring you the second article in a series on...