Commentary: Fixed indexed annuities can help fight inflation

04/24/2012 | National Underwriter Life & Health

Advisers can help clients fight decreases in purchasing power by guiding them toward fixed indexed annuities, Dave Vogel writes. Some annuities, for example, are linked to the London interbank offered rate, with increases in that interest-rate benchmark leading to credits to annuity holders, Vogel writes. "Strategies such as these serve a dual purpose of combating inflation and dealing with interest-rate uncertainty," he writes.

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