Managing Risk

The Struggle to Find Stability

  • Lifetime-Income Promise Fuels Surge in Variable Annuity Sales

    U.S. insurers’ sales of variable annuities jumped 24 percent in the first quarter, led by policies that promise lifetime income and protect against market declines, at a time when investors are still wary of stocks.

  • SPDR Gold Trust Thrives as Economic Fears Mount

    The creators of the SPDR Gold Trust aren't modest about what that fund has done to the investment landscape. Before the World Gold Council started its exchange-traded fund, gold was viewed much like diamonds, paintings, or other collectibles, says Jason Toussaint, managing director at the council.

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