Which Way Out?

With the worst of the Crisis apparently over, Fed watchers are wondering about Chairman Bernanke's exit strategy from a low interest rate environment.

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.

Research Roundup

Recent research offers new insights into financial decision-making, the decision to work after retirement, and reveals surprising links between aging and interest rates, the rise of the service economy, and the 'shadow banking' phenomenon.

So Few Words, So Many Implications

The Department of Labor proposes a subtle change in 401(k) advice regulations that may have huge repercussions for fund companies.

Vanguard’s Forecast of Future Returns

The Vanguard Group's data suggests that annualized real returns will most likely be 6% for stocks and zero to 2% for bonds over the next 10 years.

AIG Sells Its Asian Crown Jewel

The sale of Hong Kong-based AIA, would help repay some of the $180 billion that AIG owes to the U.S. government.