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Employees Don’t Want ‘All or Nothing’ When It Comes to Guaranteed Lifetime Income
Eighty-one percent of respondents to a survey indicate they are at least somewhat likely to prefer a retirement plan that substitutes guaranteed income for safe investments such as bonds.
Calling All DC Plan Sponsors
This holiday season, PLANSPONSOR is very thankful for the support of our readers. Each year, we invest thousands of hours toward delivering to you the editorial coverage, newsletters, events, and research you need to be a successful plan sponsor.

One particular project that plays a critical role in this success is our annual survey of defined contribution plan sponsors—the DC Survey—which gathers data on plan design trends. All respondents receive a complimentary Industry Plan Benchmarking Report—based on survey results—in January 2022. All responses are confidential and will never be shared individually with any third-party.

If you have not yet completed the 2021 survey, we ask that you set aside some time this week to respond. The deadline was recently extended through 11/30. Your support of this initiative is greatly appreciated! Simply download our 1-page “cheat sheet” and enter your response here. 
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Economic Events
Existing-home sales increased in October, marking two straight months of growth, according to the National Association of Realtors. Two of the four major U.S. regions saw month-over-month sales climb, one region reported a drop and the fourth area held steady in October. On a year-over-year basis, each region witnessed sales decrease. Total existing-home sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 0.8% from September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.34 million in October. Sales fell 5.8% from a year ago (6.73 million in October 2020).
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow was up 17.27 points (0.05%) at 35,619.25, the Nasdaq fell 202.68 points (1.26%) to 15,854.76, and the S&P 500 decreased 15.02 points (0.32%) to 4,682.94. The Russell 2000 closed 11.81 points (0.50%) lower at 2,331.35, and the Wilshire 5000 lost 291.16 points (0.60%) to finish at 48,302.44.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 29/32, bringing its yield up to 1.631%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 25/32, increasing its yield to 1.973%.
SEC Proposes Rule to Increase Securities-Lending Market Transparency
The Dodd–Frank Act mandated that the agency increase transparency regarding the loaning or borrowing of securities for brokers, dealers and investors.
Tailored Benefits Can Help Ease Turnover Concerns
The vast majority of employees say they would feel more invested in staying with their employer if it offered tailored financial benefits that meet their evolving needs.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1889, the first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon. In 1936, the first issue of the pictorial magazine Life was published. In 1963, the first episode of the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who aired, and the show became a landmark of British popular culture. In 1964, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the International Swimming Hall of Fame was founded. In 1990, British author Roald Dahl—who was best known for his children’s books, which included James and the Giant Peach (1961) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)—died in Oxford, England. In 1991, the Sacramento Kings ended the NBA’s longest road losing streak at 43 games.
TUESDAY TRIVIA: How are Thanksgiving and TV dinners connected?
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