Low Hanging Life Insurers

Patient investors in search of stock-market bargains might consider the shares of U.S. life insurance companies.

Science, Business, or Something In-Between?

In the retirement income field, research ranges from almost “pure” science to borderline business promotion. It's not always easy to identify the boundary between the two.

The Best Retirement Research of 2011

What were the most significant decumulation research papers published last year? These ten articles can certainly claim to be among them.

Halfway Back to Prosperity?

Carmen Reinhart, co-author with Kenneth Rogoff of the best-selling "This Time Is Different," spoke at the IMCA conference in New York this week. We're five years into a 10-year recovery from the credit binge, she said.

Patently Controversial

Lincoln National Life has received a new patent on its GLWB process, raising concerns that it might once again seek royalties from other VA issuers.

Summary of proposals in Obama budget

Here are proposals in the new Obama budget that are likely to affect members of the financial, insurance or retirement planning industries.

The Bucket

Brief or late-breaking items from DST, The Hartford, LPL Financial, RIIA, MassMutual, Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Lincoln Financial Distributors, and Mutual of Omaha.

‘Field Research’ in Behavioral Finance

Real scientists scoff at the value of "anecdotal evidence." But you can learn a lot about the psychology of money at a garage sale, or when you're buying clothes.