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Renovations at The Principal Print-to-Mail facility in Urbandale, Iowa may cause delays in the Virtual Supply order fulfillment schedule from Sept. 18-23.
Effective September 1, 2015, new industry regulation changes how maximum illustration rates are calculated for all index universal life (Index UL) products.
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Placing money into a secure vault has long been equated with safety. Cautious individuals have used this approach for centuries, accepting zero gross returns in exchange for protection against loss of principal. And although the thesaurus suggests “vault” and “safe” are synonyms, the strategy can be anything but, sometimes blowing up with apocalyptic destructive power.
Over the course of the last week’s market volatility, I’ve found myself looking past the fundamental explanations for the market actions. Instead, I’ve focused on a number of liquidity events that I find are more intriguing explanations of what’s been happening. For example, you had China’s downward movement amplified by margin calls. In a way,
Since the beginning of June, high yield spreads have widened by over 150 basis points (bps). The energy sector is trading above 1,000 bps, blowing past the December wides. And, although the rest of the high yield sectors have held up, no sector has been immune to market volatility. In light of recent market events,
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