Stocks are like a passing offense and bonds, arguably, are more like a running game. In a new article, Morningstar’s David Blanchett writes that most retirees would be better off raising their allocation to bonds during retirement than raising their allocation to stocks.
In this month's Research Roundup, RIJ shares four recent academic papers on the proliferation of ETFs, the danger (or not) of national debt, rational inflation expectations, and the impact of recent changes in RMD rules.
Laura Prieskorn (left) and Marcia Wadsten are the new CEO and CFO of Jackson National Life. The leading seller of variable annuities in the US is in the process of demerging from its long-time British owner, Prudential plc.
Economists typically use the 'aged dependency ratio' to show the burden of the Social Security program on workers. But the 'total dependency ratio' might be more informative. (Photo by Johann Walter Bantz.)
Effective tax reform will undoubtedly require some difficult compromises. In this opinion piece, retirement expert Gene Steuerle of the Urban Institute describes a potential trade-off that is bound to might make some cheer and others wince.
The argument over whether there should be a fiduciary standard or a suitability standard misses the point. This is about the cost of distribution, not about ethics.
Though several of these proposals have been rejected or ignored by Congress in the past and may be ignored again, President Obama included a number of items in his 2016 budget request that could, if enacted, dramatically impact the retirement industry.