Operation Twist may threaten the earnings of some of the largest U.S. insurers for years,...


Operation Twist may threaten the earnings of some of the largest U.S. insurers for years, analysts say. Insurers had been purchasing long-term bonds with the premiums they collected to balance their long-term obligations, but if the Fed's plan is successful, long-term rates would drop and perhaps force insurers to retrench on product sales. MET -6.3%, PRU -6.5%.

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  • Buckoux
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    And that could result in increasing premiums to insurance customers. Low interest rates aren't the cure all that they are offered to be. Low interest rates slow the velocity and value of "money". The fed keeping its rate at 0-.25% is actually a drag on recovery.
    21 Sep 2011, 04:05 PM Reply Like
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