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Stock Purchase Plans and 401(k)s: Not an Either/Or Proposition
Stock Purchase Plans and 401(k)s: Not an Either/Or Proposition
A worker’s commitment to saving for retirement tends to snowball and build on itself, such that access to both a traditional 401(k) and a stock purchase plan drives greater overall savings.
PRT Still a Useful Tool for Plan Sponsors
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic slowed pension risk transfer activity earlier in the year, but economic factors for transactions remain favorable and Q4 could be a record quarter.
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2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Data and Research
Employees Cite Several Reasons for Not Participating in Financial Wellness Programs
Plan Sponsors Might Mitigate ERISA Lawsuits With Defensive Provisions
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow fell 410.89 points (1.44%) to 28195.42, the NASDAQ lost 192.67 points (1.65%) to finish at 11,478.88, and the S&P 500 closed 56.89 points (1.63%) lower at 3,426.92. The Russell 2000 decreased 201.8 points (1.24%) to 1,613.63, and the Wilshire 5000 plunged 546.99 points (1.52%) to 35,413.36.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 2/32, increasing its yield to 0.769%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 28/32, bringing its yield up to 1.556%.
Another Lawsuit Challenges Fund Manager Strategy During COVID-19 Market Crash
Allianz Global Investors is again accused of not following the promised investment strategy for its Structured Alpha Funds.
Data and Research
OCIOs Help DC Plan Sponsors With Investment Lineup Best Practices
Plan sponsors using an outsourced chief investment officer have more diversified asset classes and a mix of active and passive investment options in their fund lineups, PGIM research found.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1803, the Senate approved the Louisiana Purchase. In 1818, the U.S. and Great Britain established the boundary between the U.S. and Canada to be the 49th parallel. In 1947, Hollywood came under scrutiny as the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence within the motion picture industry. In 1979, the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston was dedicated. In 1995, Britain, France and the U.S. announced a treaty that banned atomic blasts in the South Pacific. In 2003, a 40-year-old man went over Niagara Falls without safety devices and survived. He was charged with illegally performing a stunt.
TUESDAY TRIVIA: Who was elected president for two non-consecutive terms?
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