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Annuity Inflows Up in May, Per DTCC

Annuity inflows were up just over 1% in May, despite the fact that overall annuity activity has gone down in the past year.  This information comes from Financial Planning’s “Annuity Inflows Increase, Overall Activity Declines,” by Ann Marsh.  The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation released …

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Advisory Variable Annuity From Wells Fargo

Four insurance companies will be offering the new Advisory Variable Annuity from Wells Fargo.  According to a MarketWatch press release, Allianz Life, Lincoln Financial, Nationwide, and Pacific Life are all going to distribute Wells Fargo Advisors’ newest product.  The Advisory Variable Annuity is part of …

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Now Is the Time to Buy Fixed Annuities

According to Annuity News Journal, the best time to purchase a fixed annuity is during a recession.  In the article “Tumbling Annuity Rates,” Christi Roberts recommends locking in fixed annuity rates now because they may be going down soon.  As the financial markets recover all …

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Fixed & Indexed Annuities Balance Risk with Returns

Larry Martin of the Leavenworth Times in Kansas has a pyramid example of retirement investing.  In the article “Annuities good retirement savings options,” Martin says that both fixed annuities and indexed annuity products are good options for growing your retirement savings.  His example includes a …

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