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Athene Holding: Growth in Annuities

Athene Holding Ltd. (ATH), a retirement services company, issues, reinsures, and acquires retirement savings products designed for individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs in the United States, the District of Columbia, and Germany, notes Jim Pearce, editor of Investing Daily's Systematic Wealth. 

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Voya Financial: A "Buy Low" Opportunity

Voya Financial (VOYA), and it is a good "buy low" opportunity. The firm offers products and services in the areas of retirement planning, investment management, annuities, individual life insurance and employee benefits, notes growth and income expert Crista Huff, editor of Cabot Undervalued Stocks Advisor.

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Prudential: Cheapest in Sector
The over-65 population is growing three times faster than the 20-to-65 population in the US, Europe, and China, observes J. Royden Ward, editor of Cabot Benjamin Graham Value Investor.
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Don't Fret Over Outliving Your Money
Will you have saved enough by the time you retire, or will you run out of money, or not even have enough to retire in the first place? MoneyShow's Howard R. Gold urges you to not worry as much about that and focus on certain kinds of annuities instead.
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Five Financial Realities of Growing Older
The human race, as a whole, is living longer these days than any previous generation, which is why Rob Carrick, of the Globe and Mail, has devised a new list of financial realities for all future generations to keep in mind as they grow older...and older.
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Corn Futures and Annuities?
Even high-level traders are finding that specific types of annuities can compliment a portfolio by solving for the longevity risk of outliving your money. These unique transfer of risk annuity strategies are explained here by Stan The Annuity Man.
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Annuities Are Not Silver Bullets
Dan Wiener of the Independent Adviser explains why investors need to read the fine print on annuities.
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Will the Taxman Attack Annuities?
Both federal and state governments are looking enviously at the $3 trillion on the annuity books, and Stan the Annuity Man explains what investors need to know.
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An Introduction to Annuities 2.0
One of the pioneers of e-banking, Mitchell Caplan of Jefferson National, has set his sights on shaking up the stodgy annuity market. He also gives us a little insight into how the fiscal cliff dilemma will work out.
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How to Evaluate an Annuity Agent
One day, annuities will often be sold without agents, but for the time being Stan the Annuity Man has some tips for investors searching for the right agent.
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Annuities Can Solve the Retirement Crisis
Instead of turning the public against annuities in class warfare, policymakers can emphasize the benefits of annuities and make them a prime part of the solution for retirees dealing with income fears, writes Stan The Annuity Man.
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Annuities a Slam Dunk for NBA Players
Even some of the highest-paid employees, professional athletes, are using annuities to secure lifetime income, writes Stan The Annuity Man.
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The Ultimate Gift: Lifetime Income
Whether or not you've enjoyed a lifetime income stream through annuities, you can give your heirs similar peace of mind and have more control how your estate is distributed in this strategy explained here by Stan The Annuity Man.
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Longevity Insurance for Future Income
Here's a product that you're unlikely to hear about but can provide impressive income as part of a long-term strategy, writes Stan "The Annuity Man."
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Inflation-Proof Your Income Stream
Inflation-indexed annuities can protect investors’ income if prices soar, says the expert, Stan “The Annuity Man."
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Contractual vs. Hypothetical Income
Never buy an annuity for what it might do in often-unrealistic projections, but what it is required to do for you even if the larger market falls, writes Stan The Annuity Man of Stantheannuityman.com.
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Do You Need An Income Intervention?
A lot of promises are thrown around like pennies in the income world, but when real opportunities look like manhole covers these days, don’t fall for everything you hear, writes Stan Haithcock of Stantheannuityman.com.
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Income Strategies When Rates Are Low
The shockingly low Treasury rates are wreaking havoc with all kinds of retirement plans, but there are ways to structure annuities to provide that income when you need it, writes Stan Haithcock of Stantheannuityman.com.
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Lifetime Income Laddering
Just like with bonds or similar fixed-income investments, you can enter into annuities on a ladder, which allows you to take advantage if rates rise in the near future, writes Stan Haithcock of Stantheannuityman.com.
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7 Crucial Steps for Baby Boomers
Here are the seven areas where the baby-boom generation needs to be vigilant about their money—and it’s not all about picking the right stocks to trade, says advisor and author Jim Sloan. However, he also tells MoneyShow.com where he’s generating income these days for clients.