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Indexed Annuities -News from Are They a Good Investment? – Motley Fool: Photo credit: Got Credit. Many people with no pension to count on and only a modest expected income from Social Security know they need to make smart decisions about their retirement savings and investments. Thus, when a salesperson pushes them toward indexed annuities, they’re [...]

2014 big for indexed annuities: Broker-dealer execs

2014 big for indexed annuities: Broker-dealer execsNews from InvestmentNews: The year isn’t over yet, but executives at broker-dealers say they’ve had a major rise in the indexed-annuity business — to the point that it may be cannibalizing sales of variable annuities. At Raymond James Financial Inc., the annualized run rate for variable annuities is about [...]

Fixed Indexed Annuities to Hold ‘Bright Spot’ in 2015

Fixed Indexed Annuities to Hold ‘Bright Spot’ in 2015News from ThinkAdvisor: Assets will continue to flow into fixed indexed annuities in 2015, IRI says. Fixed indexed annuities will continue to be a “bright spot” for the annuity market in 2015 and the industry can expect a “continued shift” of annuity purchases in the new year [...]

Knowledge is important with equity indexed annuities – Kearney Hub

Knowledge is important with equity indexed annuities – Kearney HubNews from Knowledge is important with equity indexed annuities – Kearney Hub: Posted: Saturday, October 4, 2014 4:00 am Knowledge is important with equity indexed annuities By BILL OLDFATHER | Your Money Kearney Hub The pitch usually goes something like this. With this product you will [...]

Wells Fargo pushes insurers to lower commissions on indexed annuities

Wells Fargo pushes insurers to lower commissions on indexed annuitiesNews from InvestmentNews: Wells Fargo Advisors is pushing for lower commissions and shorter surrender schedules on indexed annuities — a move that is likely to garner a lot of attention among insurers and broker-dealers. On Monday, Wells Fargo kicked off its newly updated annuity platform to [...]

Why most indexed annuities stink

Why most indexed annuities stinkNews from MarketWatch: Everyone wants high returns with low risk. Indexed annuities are often touted as a way to get just that but in this week’s featured question I explain why that outcome remains an illusion. Q. Considering shifting IRA money into a Fixed Indexed Annuity. Protects against market slide on [...]

Life insurers turn focus to uncapped indexed annuities

Life insurers turn focus to uncapped indexed annuitiesNews from InvestmentNews: ​Uncapped indexed annuities are positioned for market success — as long as insurers and distributors can ensure that customers understand what they’re getting. ​Capitalizing on last year’s massive jump in broad equity-market indexes, life insurance companies are cranking out a new flavor of indexed annuity. [...]

More growth projected for fixed indexed annuities

More growth projected for fixed indexed annuitiesNews 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. Happy Over Growth Fixed index annuities have been setting records in recent times, according to [...]

Couple in 60′s contemplates indexed annuities

Couple in 60′s contemplates indexed annuitiesNews from YourWestValley.com: Dear Bruce: We are in our 60s and being advised to put some of our retirement money in an indexed annuity. Is this a good move? — Mark, via email Dear Mark: This is a question that is constantly asked and there is no specific answer. There [...]

Indexed annuities had record sales in 2013

Indexed annuities had record sales in 2013News from DesMoinesRegister.com: Reset your password Enter your email and we will send you a link to reset your password. Email Reset my password Cancel OK Resend Email You must have browser cookies enabled to view our site. It’s possible that your browser cookies are turned off. Read our [...]