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Indexed annuities sales at banks hit record high

Indexed annuities sales at banks hit record highNews from LifeHealthPro: This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, click the “Reprints” link at the top of any article. Second-quarter statistics from the Bank Insurance & Securities Research Associates (BISRA) underscore the continued [...]

Indexed annuities sales at banks hit record high

Indexed annuities sales at banks hit record highNews from LifeHealthPro: This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, click the “Reprints” link at the top of any article. Second-quarter statistics from the Bank Insurance & Securities Research Associates (BISRA) underscore the continued [...]

Market Beat: Understanding annuities

Market Beat: Understanding annuitiesNews from Tahoe Daily Tribune: Annuities are part of the retirement plans of many Americans. Most people really don’t understand how annuities work and some investors have been taken advantage of by unscrupulous annuity sales practices. An annuity is a contract between an investor and an insurance company. There are two types [...]

Biz Brain: A lesson in fixed income annuities

Biz Brain: A lesson in fixed income annuitiesNews from The Star-Ledger – NJ.com: Q. Can you explain fixed indexed annuities? I’m in retirement and was told that certain fixed indexed annuities offer a positive contribution only, meaning they cannot lose value if the market goes down. I cannot afford to lose money in the market [...]

Fixed-index annuities as bonds alternative?

Fixed-index annuities as bonds alternative?News from MarketWatch: If you haven’t noticed, bond interest rates have been inching up over the past year. The U.S. Treasury 10-year index hit a 52-week high of 2.83% on Friday, up 1.29%, or 84%, from the 52-week low of 1.54% on Aug. 31, 2012. Given the fact that market prices [...]

Let Social Security sell annuities

Let Social Security sell annuitiesNews from MarketWatch: By Alicia H. Munnell The baby boom is retiring with increasing amounts of their retirement resources in 401(k)s instead of the traditional pensions that their parents received.  As a result, they risk spending their accumulated monies either too quickly and running out or too slowly and depriving themselves [...]

Covering LTC Costs with Annuities

Covering LTC Costs with AnnuitiesNews from Investing Daily: It’s time to reconsider how your cash and “safe funds” are invested. Those of you with a significant sum in safe investments or cash have at least one new option that pays more than a competitive yield. In addition, to earning a decent, safe return, the vehicle [...]

Deferred Income Annuities Offer Predictability

Deferred Income Annuities Offer PredictabilityNews from Kiplinger Personal Finance: These relatively new products can create a pension-like income stream. Baby boomers are on the lookout for lifetime income—and insurance companies are eager to oblige. The newest kid on the block with a growing fan base in both camps: deferred income annuities. See Also: Understanding Annuities [...]

Covering LTC Costs with Annuities

Covering LTC Costs with AnnuitiesNews from Investing Daily: It’s time to reconsider how your cash and “safe funds” are invested. Those of you with a significant sum in safe investments or cash have at least one new option that pays more than a competitive yield. In addition, to earning a decent, safe return, the vehicle [...]

Why Don’t Retirees Buy Annuities? They Get Something Most Economists Don’t

Why Don’t Retirees Buy Annuities? They Get Something Most Economists Don’tNews from Forbes: … Read the full article Related News: