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www.reference.com/article/fixed-indexed-annuities-1e4047641178a59f

A fixed indexed annuity is an investment that grows at the higher of a minimum guaranteed rate of return or the return from a chosen index, reports AnnuityFYI. The return is reduced by applicable fees and formulas.

www.reference.com/article/fixed-index-annuity-ec79999aa9cf1f84

Fixed-index annuities are an investment product consumers may purchase in order to receive a guaranteed minimum income from the investment after a certain period of time, as Annuity FYI reports. These investments are popular with retirees and are indexed to a stock mark...

www.reference.com/article/indexed-annuities-safe-473902998a6e68f8

Although indexed annuities are not the riskiest investment choice available, they are not necessarily safe either, according to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. An investor potentially receives no index-linked interest, or the life insurance company that issued ...

www.reference.com/article/fixed-rate-annuity-3699fdb59f84e8d0

A fixed rate annuity is an investment with an interest rate established for a defined period that is not taxable until funds are withdrawn. Investors, often retirees, establish planned monthly payouts, creating a reliable supplement to other income for a relatively low ...

www.reference.com/article/equity-indexed-annuities-888cd3b24ea73bce

According to CNN Money, equity-indexed annuities are those that have characteristics of both variable and fixed annuities. U.S. News & World Report states these annuities offer more risk and return than a fixed annuity, but less risk and less return than a variable annu...

www.reference.com/article/tips-buying-index-annuities-bd153301d82985a2

Tips for buying fixed income annuities relate to understanding the cap, participation rate, spread or asset fee, bonus and riders, notes Fidelity Investments. The idea of a fixed income annuity is to invest an amount of money in return for protection against volatile or...

www.reference.com/article/online-fixed-annuity-calculators-507b33511e883acd

The best fixed-annuity online calculators are those that provide the user with an extensive report calculated from multiple categories and factors, as AARP notes. AARP's own calculator and reporting feature includes 11 such factors.