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What DB Plans Can Learn From Insurance Companies
What DB Plans Can Learn From Insurance Companies
Insurance companies take on pension risk, so why wouldn’t DB plan sponsors take lessons from insurer’s investment strategies?
Long-Term Care Insurance Can Improve Retirement Readiness
At least half of Northwestern Mutual's clients plan to cover long-term care expenses out of their retirement savings, Keith Moeller says. 
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2022 Recordkeeping Survey
IRS Updates Life Expectancy Tables for Retirees
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: How Many States Are in More Than One Time Zone?
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Meaning and Origin of the Idiom “Watershed Moment?”
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Which are the most northern, southern, eastern and western U.S. States?
LDI the Key to DB Plan Funded Status Gains
About three-quarters of plans surveyed by NEPC with a funded status of 90% or higher have utilized liability-driven investing (LDI).
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow fell 112.93 points (0.40%) to 27,821.09, the NASDAQ closed 43.93 points (0.51%) lower at 8,526.73, and the S&P 500 decreased 11.72 points (0.38%) to 3,108.46. The Russell 2000 was down 6.72 points (0.42%) at 1,591.57, and the Wilshire 5000 lost 103.15 points (0.32%) to finish at 31,655.95.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 25/32, bringing its yield down to 1.747%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond climbed 31/32, decreasing its yield to 2.209%.
Data and Research
Could Auto-Enrollment Be a Boost for Government DC Plan Participants?
Aside from the lack of use of auto-enrollment, NAGDCA’s current benchmarking survey found some similarities between government DC plans and their private-sector counterparts.
Consider Demographic Differences When Planning Financial Wellness Initiatives
Like the general population, financial literacy varies across demographic groups within the African-American population, TIAA Institute finds.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1783, the first successful flight was made in a hot air balloon. The pilots, Francois Pilatre de Rosier and Francois Laurent, Marquis d’Arlandes, flew for 25 minutes and 5½ miles over Paris. In 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1877, Thomas A. Edison announced the invention of his phonograph. In 1916, Britannic, sister ship to the Titanic, sank in the Aegean Sea. In 1922, Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve as a member of the U.S. Senate. In 1934, Ella Fitzgerald won Amateur Night at Harlem’s Apollo Theater. In 1934, the New York Yankees purchased the contract of Joe DiMaggio from San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League. In 1962, President John Kennedy terminated the quarantine measures against Cuba. In 1976, “Rocky,” starring Sylvester Stallone as the underdog prizefighter Rocky Balboa, debuted in New York City. In 1980, 350 million people around the world tune in to television’s popular primetime drama “Dallas” to find out who shot J.R. Ewing. In 1993, the House of Representatives voted against making the District of Columbia the 51st state.
SURVEY SAYS: This week, I’d like to know, do you plan to shop the day after Thanksgiving? Also, how do you feel about Christmas items showing up in stores before Thanksgiving (in some places, before Halloween)? You may respond to this survey by 6 p.m. Pacific time today.
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