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Investing
Considerations for DB Plan Investing in 2022
Considerations for DB Plan Investing in 2022
Protecting funded status, addressing inflation, adding value and more—all should start with setting objectives.
Administration
DC Plan Design Can Be Creatively Used to Get Participants Back on Track
Dr. Shlomo Benartzi says the pandemic is a perfect time to use plan design features that tap into behavioral science.
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Research
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Data and Research
Employees Cite Several Reasons for Not Participating in Financial Wellness Programs
Compliance
Plan Sponsors Might Mitigate ERISA Lawsuits With Defensive Provisions
Economic Events
Construction spending during November was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,625.9 billion, 0.4% above the revised October estimate of $1,618.8 billion, the Census Bureau announced. The November figure is 9.3% above the November 2020 estimate of $1,487.2 billion. During the first eleven months of this year, construction spending amounted to $1,463.2 billion, 7.9% above the $1,355.6 billion for the same period in 2020.
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow gained 246.76 points (0.68%) to finish at 36,585.06, the Nasdaq closed 187.83 points (1.20%) higher at 15,832.80, and the S&P 500 increased 30.38 points (0.64%) to 4,796.56. The Russell 2000 was up 27.24 points (1.21%) at 2.272.56, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 328.21 points (0.68%) to 48,789.37.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 1 1/32, bringing its yield up to 1.636%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 2 30/32, increasing its yield to 2.033%.
Compliance
Nondiscrimination Testing Part II: Test Methods and Corrections
Retirement plan sponsors need to understand what nondiscrimination tests compare and how to correct failed tests.
2022 ERISA Plan Compliance Calendar
A schedule to help plan sponsors track important due dates for their plan
Deals and People
2022 Plan Sponsor of the Year Award Nominations Are Open
Award recipients across all categories will be honored at the PLANSPONSOR Awards for Excellence celebration at the PLANSPONSOR National Conference on June 8, 2022.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1896, Utah entered the Union. 1936 – The first pop music chart based on national sales was published by “Billboard” magazine. In 1962, New York City introduced a train that operated without conductors and motormen. In 1965, Patsy T. Mink was sworn in as the first Asian American woman and first woman of color to serve in Congress. In 1984, Wayne “The Great One” Gretzky scored eight points (four goals and four assists) for the second time in his National Hockey League (NHL) career. Edmonton’s Oilers defeated the Minnesota North Stars, 12-8. The game was the highest-scoring NHL game to date. In 1999, former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura was sworn in as Minnesota’s 37th governor. In 2007, John Boehner handed the speaker of the House gavel over to Nancy Pelosi, a Democratic Representative from California. With the passing of the gavel, she became the first woman to hold the Speaker of the House position.
TUESDAY TRIVIA: What non-athletic competitions used to be in the Olympics?
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