Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
May 2nd, 2019
Benefits & Administration
A New Way of Thinking About Retirement ‘Plans’
Mike Sasso, with Portfolio Evaluations, and a professor at Boston University, explained a new way of thinking to get plan sponsors to focus on retirement income for participants.Read more >
Wells Fargo Suggests Various Approaches to Retirement Saving
Because people are living longer, healthier lives, the Wells Fargo Investment Institute has suggested different ways that Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers can successfully save for retirement.Read more >
Most People Unsure of Their Retirement Future
The reason is primarily because they have not created a comprehensive, written plan, according to Fidelity.Read more >
Behavioral Insights About Retirement Income Decisions
A professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management discussed biases that must be considered when helping people make retirement income decisions.Read more >
EARN Act Clears Senate Finance Committee
Plaintiffs Rebuffed by Appeals Court in Active Management Lawsuit
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: How Many States Are in More Than One Time Zone?
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Meaning and Origin of the Idiom “Watershed Moment?”
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Fiduciary Focus
Is 401(k) loan risk on your radar?Read more >
Economic Events
Construction spending during March was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,282.2 billion, 0.9% below the revised February estimate of $1,293.3 billion, the Census Bureau reported. The March figure is 0.8% below the March 2018 estimate of $1,293.1 billion. During the first three months of this year, construction spending amounted to $277.7 billion, 0.2% below the $278.3 billion for the same period in 2018.
Market Mirror

Wednesday, the Dow was down 162.77 points (0.61%) at 26,430.14, the NASDAQ decreased 45.75 points (0.57%) to 8,049.64, and the S&P 500 closed 22.10 points (0.75%) lower at 2,923.73. The Russell 2000 fell 14.83 points (0.93%) to finish at 1,576.38, and the Wilshire 5000 dropped 229.01 points (0.75%) to 30,181.00.


The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 2/32, increasing its yield to 2.508%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 13/32, bringing its yield down to 2.907%.
Laws and Regulations That Do or Will Affect Retirement Plans
Plan sponsors can look for new legislation and regulations that will have big effects on retirement plans this year, and state legislation could add some confusion.Read more >
Small Talk

ON THIS DATE: In 1933, the legend of the Loch Ness Monster was born when a sighting made local news in the newspaper Inverness Courier. In 1945, approximately 1 million German soldiers laid down their arms as the terms of the German unconditional surrender, signed at Caserta on April 29, came into effect. In 1972, after nearly five decades as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), J. Edgar Hoover died.



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Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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