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Annuity Ratings Outlook May Be Changed by A.M. Best

Ratings company A.M. Best has shown concern lately over marketplace happenings that may push them to downgrade some ratings.  Due to the government’s arguing over the debt crisis and many weak European economies, the U.S. Life/Annuity sector may have its rating downgraded to negative from …

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Equity Linked CD Investment Info

Certificates of Deposit, or CDs, are investments that offer you a payout after a fixed term, usually around five years.  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission offers this information on their website.  Equity linked CDs base your interest on a specific stock market index, so …

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Annuity Rates Increase 6%

During the first quarter of this year annuity rates increased by 6%, according to the Annuity News Journal.  Henry Steelman’s article, “Annuity Rates Jump 6% in 1st Quarter,” says that this significant increase is just another reason that investors should look into annuities.  It is …

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Compare Equity Linked CDs With Annuities

Equity linked CDs are like a combination of traditional CDs, or certificates of deposit, and stocks.  According to Money-Rates Columnist Richard Barrington, equity linked CDs are somewhat of a hybrid between the two products.  In a volatile stock market investors can either lose a ton …

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