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Variable annuities might be unsuitable for some elderly investors

Variable annuities might be unsuitable for some elderly investorsNews 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. Kansas City, MO: For investors with a lump sum and wanting guaranteed income, [...]

What investors should know about annuities

What investors should know about annuitiesNews from Daytona Beach News-Journal: DAVID D. HOLLANDREAL MONEY Published: Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 5:30 a.m. Last Modified: Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 5:01 p.m. Over $ 200 billion goes into annuities each year. When used properly as part of an overall plan for retirement, they can be a [...]

MassMutual agrees to $1.6 million penalty for misleading investors about …

MassMutual agrees to $ 1.6 million penalty for misleading investors about …News from Boston.com: By Todd Wallack, Globe Staff Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. agreed to pay $ 1.6 million to settle charges that it misled customers about an obscure restriction in $ 2.5 billion of variable annuities it sold from 2007 to 2009, federal [...]

Why Aren’t More Advisors, Investors Opting for Annuities?

Why Aren’t More Advisors, Investors Opting for Annuities?News from Financial-Planning.com: Why Aren’t More Advisors, Investors Opting for Annuities? by: Katie Kuehner-Hebert Tuesday, September 11, 2012 SAN DIEGO – While annuities have become more widely accepted as a vital part of a retirement strategy, there are millions of Americans who still aren’t opting for them. Industry [...]

Investors Increasingly Consider Annuities ‘Vital’ to Retirement Plan

Investors Increasingly Consider Annuities ‘Vital’ to Retirement PlanNews from Financial-Planning.com: Investors Increasingly Consider Annuities ‘Vital’ to Retirement Plan Monday, September 10, 2012 In the past year, annuities have become more widely accepted as a vital part of a retirement strategy, according to survey by the Insured Retirement Institute and Cogent Research. Seventy-three percent of annuity [...]

Annuities favor salespeople, but usually not investors

Annuities favor salespeople, but usually not investorsNews from Hometownlife.com: I gave a talk regarding the Ford and General Motors buyout options and one of the questions concerned annuities. It’s a good time to discuss them. It is important to recognize that not all annuities are the same. There are different kinds and some are more [...]

Annuities favor salespeople, but usually not investors

Annuities favor salespeople, but usually not investorsNews from Hometownlife.com: I gave a talk regarding the Ford and General Motors buyout options and one of the questions concerned annuities. It’s a good time to discuss them. It is important to recognize that not all annuities are the same. There are different kinds and some are more [...]

Elderly investors bilked in annuities scam to get bupkes

Elderly investors bilked in annuities scam to get bupkesNews from InvestmentNews: A group of mostly elderly investors ensnared in a $ 7 million scam involving so-called “private annuities” will be getting back only a sliver of their original investment. Advertisement Related to this story On Tuesday, the trustee overseeing the bankruptcy case of insurance agent [...]

Annuities provide solid alternatives for investors

Annuities provide solid alternatives for investorsNews from Jackson Sun: 11:38 PM, Oct. 1, 2011   The screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the closing bell reflects a DOW loss of 389.56 points, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano) / AP More In Business More Headlines [...]

When stocks stumble, investors turn to annuities

When stocks stumble, investors turn to annuitiesNews from Globe and Mail: Annuities are an investment people think of when the chips are down, according to research from a business professor at the Richard Ivey School of Business. Alessandro Previtero, an expert in behavioural finance and financial decision making, examined annuities versus lump-sum payments, widely considered [...]