UBS Looks at Longevity and Annuities

For years, wealth managers have paid little attention to longevity risk or annuities. But times are changing, and even wirehouses like UBS are at least talking the longevity talk.

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.

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?

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 the topic.
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Are the Bears Crying Wolf?

As Bulls celebrate Janet Yellen's latest walk down "easy" street, technical analysts tell RIJ that, according to their charts, Wall Street is headed for hard times.
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Video: Obama talks about Borzi rule at AARP

The president spoke at the offices of AARP in Washington Monday, praising the re-proposal of the Labor Dept. rule holding retirement advisors to a "fiduciary" standard of conduct. The re-proposal was sent to the Office of Management and Budget for review this week.