Take the ‘Gauss’ Work Out of Saving

Using "non-Gaussian" analysis, Jim Otar has created a benchmark for evaluating retirement savings vehicles--and discovered that cautious savers might want to hold fewer equities.

How to Choose an Annuity Issuer

Shopping for an annuity, like shopping for a car, involves questions about the manufacturer of the product. Do their products perform as expected? Will service quality be high? Are they likely to stay in business? We show you where to look for answers.

Time to Put Benjamins Back in the Sock Drawer?

At the LIMRA annual conference in Boston earlier this week, MIT economist James Poterba described how low interest rates make saving for retirement more of a challenge.

Pitching Income Annuities on Greed

Speakers Wade Pfau and Curtis Cloke showed planners at the Financial Planning Association's 2019 conference in Minneapolis that income annuities can provide growth as well as protection.
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Stocks Due for an Upturn, says CRR

Even if GDP growth remains low, corporations can use stock repurchases to boost the growth of their stock prices to match past rates of appreciation, say researchers at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.
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China outlines Social Security Fund expansion

The SSF, which was established in 2000 and receives a statutory 10% of the proceeds of all IPOs by Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs), is the largest pension fund investor in China.