Call Us CALL US TODAY | (800) 301-8818
Annuities IRA/401k ANNUITIES IRA/401K Read More
Tax Free and retirement plans TAX FREE RETIREMENT PLANS Read More
Social Security Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS Read More
Lifetime Income LIFETIME INCOME Read More
Life/Mortgage Insurance Insurance LIFE / MORTGAGE INSURANCE Read More
Final Expense FINAL EXPENSE/BURIAL INSURANCE Read More

Fixed Annuities


Many retirees choose fixed annuities for their predictability, stability and guaranteed stream of income. With a fixed annuity, the lifeinsurance company agrees to pay a fixed rate of income to the investor for life after a certain date. 

Moreover, the insurance company assumes the risk of the performance of the annuity's securities by directing the investment of the 
annuitant's principal into a portfolio of fixed-income investments. When the annuitant decides to begin the payout phase, the amount of income he or she receives is determined by a combination of the account's value and the investor's mortality expectancy.

Take a deeper look into the types of fixed annuities within the article, 
Exploring Types of Fixed Annuties which also details their advantages and disadvantages.

Variable Annuities

Variable annuities provide a slightly more complex trade-off to the investor: in return for assuming the performance risk of the underlying securities portfolio, the investor increases his or her potential for higher returns during an accumulation phase. 

Unlike a fixed annuity, a variable annuity has no guaranteed returns because the investor's principal is invested in one or more sub-accounts comprised of stocks, bonds and money market instruments. (However, most variable annuities do offer a sub-account that has a fixed rate of interest.) Nevertheless, the investor who wants to stay ahead of the rising cost of living will choose a variable annuity over a fixed one because the fixed annuity will lose its purchasing power over time. We will discuss sub-accounts and other features of variable annuities in the next section.

Read more: 
Fixed vs. Variable Annuities - Series 6 | Investopedia http://www.investopedia.com/exam-guide/finra-series-6/variable-contracts/fixed-variable-annuities.asp#ixzz4PXBS1ycK 
Follow us: Investopedia on Facebook

Share |


No Comments


Post a Comment
Name
Required
E-Mail
Required (Not Displayed)
Comment
Required


All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Required
CAPTCHA
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
 
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive


View Mobile Version
Facebook
LinkedIn
Twitter
YouTube
© Copyright. All rights reserved.
Powered by Insurance Website Builder