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How Can 401k Plan Sponsors Help Retired Employees Fight Inflation – And Should They?

    How Can 401k Plan Sponsors Help Retired Employees Fight Inflation – And Should They?

Retirees should think for themselves and what alternatives they have regarding their retirement assets. These aren’t the same as they were when they were working.

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What Presents The Greatest Retirement Risk: Inflation Or Sequence Of Returns?

    What Presents The Greatest Retirement Risk: Inflation Or Sequence Of Returns?

Right now, those nearing or in retirement must confront the twin troubles of inflation and falling markets. One of these events, however, is worse than the other.

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401k Retirement Plan Fiduciary Risk & Bonds vs. Bond Funds During Rising Inflation

    401k Retirement Plan Fiduciary Risk & Bonds vs. Bond Funds During Rising Inflation

Normally, interest rates rise with inflation. In turn, bond rates rise with interest rates. But that hasn’t happened. In fact, short rates remain at historic lows. This means folks sitting in money markets or “safe” government bonds (and bond funds) are seeing their retirement savings eroded away.

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A Fundamental Economic Fact Fiduciaries Use to Fight Fear of Falling Markets

    A Fundamental Economic Fact Fiduciaries Use to Fight Fear of Falling Markets

Economic concepts can lay dormant for extended periods of time, but they never truly disappear. This is why it pays to know people who are older than you and have actually lived through one (or more) economic cycles.

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FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 10/28/16

    FiduciaryNews.com Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 10/28/16

Public pension ugliness, the fiduciary fog, and a fee line in the sand.

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The Five Killer Concepts that Most Confuse Retirement Savers

    The Five Killer Concepts that Most Confuse Retirement Savers

Each of these is dripping with overtones from the lessons of behavioral finance.

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FiduciaryNews Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 2/6/15

The politics of envy, fiduciary irony and “Investment choices? We don’t need no stink’ investment choices!”

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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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