For readers who lost 40-50-60% when the stock market crashed from 2007 to March of 2009 or those who would like to avoid those kinds of losses in the future, they should find this material very interesting.
This website page covers the basics of Fixed Indexed Annuities (FIAs) and it will give you a glimpse as to why we use FIAs as an asset class for many clients in our portfolios.
100% principal protection (your money will never go backward due to negative returns in the stock market).
Positive gains in a stock index are locked in every year (minus dividends).
An Income Account Value* (not walk away value) that could provide a guaranteed lifetime income you can never outlive.*
With proper asset allocation using FIAs as a wealth-building tool, the pain of stock market crashes can be mitigated. Unfortunately, the vast majority of advisors giving stock and mutual fund advice do NOT use FIAs to help their clients (meaning many consumers may be taking too much risk in their portfolios).
There are a number of different FIAs in the marketplace with and without guaranteed income riders in the marketplace. These products change periodically and the goal of this page is to make readers aware that these products exist and a cursory explanation of how they work.
If you would like to talk with our firm to learn more about the specific FIAs available in the market today or talk with us about how we use FIAs in our portfolios, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 810-207-5311. We’d be happy to schedule a time for a future call, Zoom-type, or in-person meeting.