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Pre-defined asset allocation models for variable annuities are appropriate for investors who do not want to actively manage their annuity sub-account portfolio, for lack of time, experience or confidence. If you decide to use a pre-defined asset allocation model, consider your age, estimated time until retirement, current financial stability, and tolerance for market volatility when selecting a risk profile (such as conservative, aggressive, etc.).

 

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In an effort to focus on simplicity, transparency and value in product design, Brighthouse Financial has announced an expansion to …

Great American Life’s Fee-based Annuity Now Available Through Brookstone

In a press release last week, Great American Life Insurance Company® announced that their fee-based annuity will now be available through …

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Two days ago, documents were filed by the Department of Labor to delay the implementation of phase two of the …

Understanding Annuities: 4 Common Rules

Like with any other investment option, it’s important to understand what you’re getting before you sign on the dotted line. …

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Don’t Delay Buying an Annuity Because You Think Rates Are Poised to Rise

Excited by a surging stock market and initial expectations that President Trump’s goal to…

Don’t Sell Because the Stock Market is Weakening

Out of the blue, the stock market has started to look shaky. Market volatility, of course, is common, but in…

Should You Worry That the Stock Market Keeps Setting Records?

This is a good time to review your total investment portfolio, whether you own annuities or not. If you’re an average…

We haven’t had a bear market in years, but one is coming at some point – it always does – and it is a bear market, in particular, that challenges investor confidence. As the market keeps declining, investors tend to worry whether it will ever end. It is a particularly nerve-racking experience for retirees living on fixed incomes.

The Downside of Holding a Concentrated Position

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Another Advantage of Annuities: You Can Be More Aggressive with Non-Annuity Funds and Fare Better Long-Term

Financial advisor Curtis Cloke learned long ago that one way to sell annuities to wealthy near-retirees is to show them…

Market-Linked CDs – A Retirement Income Supplement That May be Worth Considering

Market-Linked CDs – A Retirement Income Supplement That May be Worth Considering

You may find an MLCD to be a good companion to your fixed annuity, which also has no market exposure and, reflecting the times, pays low interest rates…

Criteria for Evaluating Annuities with High Performing Investment Strategies & Asset Allocation Models

Criteria for Evaluating Annuities with High Performing Investment Strategies & Asset Allocation Models

When evaluating the asset allocation models and investment strategies available through the various variable annuities…

The Wealthier, the Quicker to Sell in a Downturn?

The Wealthier, the Quicker to Sell in a Downturn?

Part of the debate over the Department of Labor’s new fiduciary rule and the related debate over “robo” financial advice…

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