Fixed indexed annuities are an insured asset class unto themselves
The market and investors always follow external events, and at this point in time we’re experiencing a roster of factors that run the gamut. The historic bull run is on a trajectory fueled by corporate tax reform, regulatory changes and trade policy shifts. Influences that are simultaneously tempering and rocking the market include rising interest rates, political tensions and a changing social climate. Given these aspects, the market volatility in late 2018 is not a big surprise.