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Low Interest Rates & Market Turmoil: Managing Market Volatility with FIAs

Update!

The Federal Reserve’s FOMC decided to not raise rates on Septhember 17th 2015:

In its statement, the FOMC confirmed it "Is monitoring developments abroad.”

"Recent global economic and financial developments may restrain economic activity somewhat and are likely to put further downward pressure on inflation in the near term" 

What Will the Fed Do Tomorrow?


It's been 9 years since the Fed last raised rates. Yet, no matter what Janet Yellin and the FOMC decide to do with short-term rates tomorrow, you can rest assured that market volatility will continue. Why? Because the market will likely be "surprised either way" says Kate Warne, an investment strategist at Edward Jones.

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Study Shows Immediate Annuities Need A Bigger Place in Retirement

Mark Warshawsky is a visiting scholar at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center who has been testing the value proposition of immediate annuities. He has found that the immediate annuity market isn’t very active, which comes as a surprise due to the uncertainty that this generation of retirees will have to face.

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RMD Optimization Strategy


In our latest Brainshark, Evan Graff discusses an RMD optimization strategy that many of our advisors are utilizing. 

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[VIDEO BLOG] Finding Clients the Optimal Guaranteed Income Solution

To understand how an Indexed Annuity will provide more guaranteed income than any other solution, consider the hypothetical example in this video case study with Jesse Greenberg, Vice President, Sales.

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Fixed Indexed Annuities vs. Variable Annuities

BSMG is excited to share our first Video Blog!

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Where Will Your Clients Be When Bull Turns Bear?

Since March 2009, the S&P 500 has gained 171%. Pretty impressive, right? But, as history has shown us when long-run bull markets end, the decline can be pretty dramatic. 

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12 Questions Your Clients Have About Their Retirement Income Strategy

Be prepared to discuss everything

From mortgage to Medicare, life span to retirement income, potential retirees will have a wealth of questions. 

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