Hello! I'm your curator, Michael Hopkins.
Here are today's Editors' Picks:
- Consumer-related headwinds ahead? (Gary Gordon)
- Tough tariff talk (SA Multimedia)
- Tariffs: Helping China? (John M Mason)
- A retirement income idea (SA For FAs)
- The impact from record ETF outflows (Dane Bowler)
Chart of the day: A look at share buybacks, 2000-2018
Comment of the day, from contributor Doug Eberhardt
Innovation is good if it can keep pace with interest rates. While annuities may offer a stream of income guaranteed for life, I am curious if this type of product offers an option where your income goes up with interest rates going up being that we are presently at historic lows. And also if there is any Market Value Adjustment to worry about. Maybe someone can address those two issues I have with annuities.
Being that most companies no longer offer Defined Benefit Plans, which my father and mother at age 83 and 82 are happily benefiting from, individuals will be in need of some sort of a stream of income if it is the right type of product. Fulfilling this niche by investment firms will become more apparent in the future, so glad to see it addressed.
Quote of the day:
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. - Pablo Picasso
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