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Top Ten Most Widely Read Fiduciary News Stories in 2010 (Part I of II)

If you’ve been floating in space for the past twelve months, have no fear as these articles are the ones you most want to read to catch up on the happenings of 2010.

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How to Nudge 401k Participation Higher

Recent studies suggest employees are better off with 401k plans than with tradition pensions. Here’s how plan sponsors can take advantage of behavioral economics research to make 401k plans even better.

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New Study Explains Why the 401k Match FAILs

Pre-publication draft of new study sheds new light on the value – or lack thereof – of 401k matching and participant education. In a Fiduciary News exclusive, one of the study’s authors suggests a solution.

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ETF Innovations: Good (or Bad) for ERISA Plan Sponsors?

These popular product have become more accessible even as they are evolving. What’s that mean to retirement plan sponsors?

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How the ERISA Fiduciary Can Avoid the 3rd Deadly Sin – Bond Insecurity

Bond investing is not for the faint-hearted. Because of the myriad ways one can use – and misuse – bonds, buying them represents one of the most important caveat emptor scenarios in the world of investing.

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Will Plan Sponsors Believe Their Lying Eyes or Will They Still Believe Bonds are “Safe”?

Would there still be a “Modern Portfolio Theory” if the volatility of bonds today existed 50 years ago?

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401k Plan Sponsors Beware: Are You Lighting a Match in the Powder Room Despite 1995 Study?

The two conducted simulations and discovered they can fully explain the Equity Premium Puzzle if investors look at their portfolios on an annual basis. Here’s how it works.

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What Every Plan Sponsor Must Know About Bonds – Before They Crash!

Why define bonds? A literary technique known as “foreshadowing” is when the author mentions a seemingly innocuous, indeed, if not out-of-place, fact that will have a major bearing in some future event in the plot.

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7 Deadly Sins Every ERISA Fiduciary Must Avoid: The 3rd Deadly Sin – “Bond Insecurity”

Again, it comes down to a question of needs, costs and personal preferences. What’s more important: Avoiding bankruptcy and sharing control or increasing long-term profits and retaining control?

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401k Plan Sponsor & Participant Primer – The Risk-Return Tradeoff

Whether or not you agree with the evolution of Modern Portfolio Theory, you cannot deny the “risk-return trade-off” has become the common sense soundbite of the century for the world of investors.

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