Market Risk

The risk of financial loss due to capital market volatility. An example would be the losses experienced by many owners of mutual funds and other assets during the recent financial crisis and market downturn.

Annuities in Japan

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Glenn Daily on Buying Annuities and Why it Might Make Sense to Wait

Glenn Daily is one of the top financial advisors in the country. 

Specializing in life insurance and annuities, Glenn is widely...


Sheryl Moore on Fixed Indexed Annuities and the SEC Proposed Rule 151A

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed Rule 151A would change the securities status of indexed annuities from fixed insurance products to registered, securities products.

The proposed rule would have a significant impact on their entire industry landscape.  SEC 151A would affect the way in which insurance companies develop...


Ordinary Investors Can Outsource their Hedging and Derivatives Management through Annuities

Concerned about the possibility of another market swoon?

Take a look at some of the...

Bond Investors Facing Risk and Uncertainty

A recent Wall Street Journal article discusses the range of issues that bond or fixed income investors face in the current environment. The issue is critical for most retirees and near-retirees as they would typically migrate towards the income producing and low volatility aspects of bonds with a portion of their assets. The current environment is tricky, however, since the future path of interest rates and inflation is so uncertain. Some of the key risks that fixed income investors currently...