What is a Fixed Annuity

“CD-type” annuity is a term used to describe a fixed annuity that has an interest rate guarantee for the same period of time as its surrender period. For example, an annuity with a guaranteed interest rate of 5% per year for five years, where there are no surrender penalties after five years. Some offer a higher rate the first year, and a lower, but guaranteed rate, for all subsequent years of the surrender period – e.g. 8.5% first year, with a guaranteed renewal at 4% for years 2-5 for a blended average of 4.88% per year for five years.


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protectivePro Saver Platinum 15
sslicPersonal Choice Annuity 10
libertyBankers Elite 9
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“Fixed annuities are Fixed. Unlike other types of annuities such as; variable annuities, fixed indexed annuities or even renewal – rated fixed annuities, Multi Year Guaranteed Annuities (MYGAs) pay a constant predictable rate of interest each year during the selected guaranteed period. The investor can spend the interest as income or allow it reinvest inside the product on a tax deferred basis. If you’re looking for a predictable interest rate with principal protection and CD’s just aren’t paying enough for your tastes, and bonds seem too risky, a traditional fixed MYGA is probably a good consideration.”

Brian Thomas Horn

Brian Thomas Horn, Financial Advisor

Annuity FYI Expert


Annuity Warning #4: Fixed Annuity Rates

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Fixed Tax Deferred Annuities

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