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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/11/17

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/11/17

Pensions falling, pushing back fiduciary goal posts, and investment Lorelei Signals.

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FiduciaryNews Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 6/6/14

Government teases, the court squeezes and history repeatses.

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How 401k Plan Sponsors Can Best Teach Employees to Quit Emphasizing Income

The false promise of “safety” may lure unsuspecting 401k investors into the most dangerous trap they’ll never see – until it’s too late.

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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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Can Commodities Hedge Inflation?

If you’re a fiduciary worried about potential liability, be warned. Commodities trading remains speculative and may not be appropriate for unsophisticated investors – no matter what the TV tells them.

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Can Currency ETFs Help Your Portfolio?

The wildness of the equity markets and the uncertainty of our economic environment appears to be opening the eyes of the typical fiduciary to more exotic investments. The practical implication may mean greater potential liability.

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Never Buy a Bond Mutual Fund Thinking it’s a Bond

Don’t ever buy a bond fund thinking you are diversifying into fixed-income assets. A bond fund more closely approximates an income-oriented equity fund than it does a fixed-income asset.

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