Feeling TIPSy

Seeing the potential for inflation ahead, analysts now recommend inflation-protected Treasuries, or TIPS, more strongly than ever. But 401(k) participants buy few TIPs, and not every plan offers them.

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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Separation Anxiety

Steve Sass and his co-researchers at Boston College were surprised to find no employers making plans to accommodate workers who can't afford to retire and want to remain on the job past the customary retirement age.

Investing Enlightenment At A Glance

This up-to-date "Periodic Table of Returns" shows that in financial markets, what goes up always comes down, and vice-versa.
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Richards To Leave SEC Compliance Post

Lori A. Richards will depart as director of the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. Associate Director-Chief Counsel John Walsh will serve as Acting Director.