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Fidelity Launches Online Retirement & Bond Market Resource Hubs
“Viewpoints” Special Reports Offer Timely News on Retirement & Fixed IncomeBOSTON – Fidelity Investments has launched two new online resource hubs featuring its popular Viewpoints articles that discuss timely issues pertaining to retirement and the bond market.
“People realize there’s more they can do to prepare for retirement, but they feel much more confident about taking the next step once they have an informed view of the market and the challenges they may face,” said John Sweeney, Fidelity’s executive vice president for Retirement and Investment Strategies. “Viewpoints provide our customers with actionable points of view from industry leading sources to help them stay focused on their goals.”
Fidelity introduced Viewpoints in 2008 in response to strong consumer demand for easy-to-understand insights from Fidelity. “Viewpoints provides timely, relevant analysis of the economy and the markets as well as investing insights from Fidelity experts to help clients make better choices, and achieve better outcomes,” says Ann Reilly Dowd, CFP?, editor-in-chief of Viewpoints. “Our content is refreshed regularly and includes infographics, interactives and video to engage clients no matter how they like to consume information.”
Over the last year, articles offering Fidelity’s perspective on the 2012 Presidential election, taxes, fiscal cliff and retirement have been among the most popular, with page views quadrupling in the fourth quarter of 2012 alone. The “Most Read Viewpoints” section highlights articles that are resonating with readers in real-time, making it easier for investors to access the most popular content.
The two new sections were created in response to interest in how current interest rate and market conditions are impacting retirement investors today.
The Fidelity Viewpoints’ Special Report: Retirement Roadmap is designed to answer some of the pressing questions on Americans’ minds regarding retirement. Among them: How much do I need to retire? What are the smartest ways to save and invest to reach my goal? How can I turn savings into an income stream I can’t outlive? How can I make the most of Social Security and Medicare? And what can I do to maximize after-tax returns along the way?
Viewpoints’ new Retirement Roadmap is divided into two sections – saving for retirement and getting ready to retire. Topics covered include:
• Savings and income basics
• Strategies by age
• Pitfalls to avoid
• Savings and income tools
The Fidelity Viewpoints’ Special Report: What's next for bonds?
With the recent volatility in the bond market, Fidelity is making sure investors are armed with timely commentary, publishing more than a dozen bond-related Viewpoints since June 1, including a special report that features popular articles such as: “A Reset for the Bond Markets” and “4 Strategies for Rising Rates.”
The Viewpoints bond hub also provides links to investing and analysis tools, bond screeners for investors looking to take action, and educational resources such as how to build a fixed income portfolio.
“Bond investing is an important income diversification strategy for all investors, particularly for those approaching or already in retirement,” said Sweeney. “Our goal is to make bond investing more approachable by providing investors with a single page of resources, including thoughtful commentary on current market conditions, basic and advanced education, and investment strategies.”
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Fidelity Investments is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, with assets under administration of $4.2 trillion, including managed assets of $1.8 trillion, as of June 30, 2013. Founded in 1946, the firm is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and many other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals and institutions, as well as through 5,000 financial intermediary firms. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit www.fidelity.com.
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