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Chris Evert was more than a tennis player, she was a tennis legend. Born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, her father was a tennis coach and the game was a way of life for the Catholic family with five children, all of whom played.
Over the past few years, economists have expended a lot of time and energy attempting to explain what they call ” the annuity puzzle.” The puzzle is this: A guaranteed lifetime income is a valuable thing (especially if it comes with regular cost-of-living adjustments), and people who receive one through a traditional state or corporate pension are generally very happy with it.
16 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2009 Last revised: 6 Jan 2011 Date Written: December 27, 2010 * We offer the first empirical exploration of fixed indexed annuity returns based upon actual contracts that were sold and actual interest that was credited. * Annuity returns have been competitive with alternative portfolios of stocks and bonds.
With the prolonged era of historically low interest rates artificially created by central banks, retirement savers have been forced out of conservative assets like Treasury bonds, CDs, and high-grade bonds and pushed into riskier assets like growth stocks and junk bonds.
Mariann Montagne, Gradient Investments, and Rich Weiss, American Century Investments, join ‘The Exchange’ to discuss if market valuations are turning more profitable.
I have been helping my 2 year old Daughter memorize the 13 Virtues this evening, we are up to number 5 – Frugality, we thought we would share…
“I propos’d to myself, for the sake of clearness, to use rather more names, with fewer ideas annex’d to each, than a few names with more ideas; and I included under thirteen names of virtues all that at that time occurr’d to me as necessary or desirable, and annexed to each a short precept, which fully express’d the extent I gave to its meaning.”
Markets reached new highs on Thursday boosted by reports the US & China were ready to announce a trade deal. Once the deal was broadcast on Friday, markets were little changed. See Economic Data below for details. The S&P 500 rose 0.77% for the week, with the Russell 2000 up 0.30% and the NASDAQ up 0.93%.