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An Analysis of Investment Advice to Retirement Plan Participants

Olivia S. Mitchell and Kent Smetters

in The Pension Challenge

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780199266913
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601323 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199266913.003.0002
 An Analysis of Investment Advice to Retirement Plan Participants

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This chapter examines the quality of online investment education materials and advice offered to individuals planning for retirement. It is shown that the educational materials and investment advice offered by financial services firms are often dangerously misleading. A new generation of investment products are needed to provide insurance against severe market declines.

Keywords: online investment education; investment advice; pension plans; retirement planning; educational materials; retirement plan information

Chapter.  5126 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Financial Markets

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