Mutual Funds Weekly: Why a simple annuity can be like money in the bank

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Stories resonating with MarketWatch readers this week include a look at simple annuities, which is a relatively straightforward way to generate guaranteed income in retirement — with certain considerations and caveats. Plus Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting this weekend is always an anticipated event, but Warren Buffett isn’t necessarily the main attraction. Also, read about why investors shouldn’t get too complacent about low inflation, and why Americans’ living standards are better than ever.

— Jonathan Burton

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This one investment move can give you lifetime yearly income in retirement

A simple annuity is a good way to keep from running out of money, writes Michael Edesess.
This one investment move can give you lifetime yearly income in retirement

How Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner enlightened the Oracle of Omaha

Get to know Charlie Munger if you want to understand Berkshire Hathaway.
How Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner enlightened the Oracle of Omaha

This investor’s pilgrimage to Berkshire’s annual meeting is about more than Buffett

Value investor attends the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting and makes valuable connections.
This investor’s pilgrimage to Berkshire’s annual meeting is about more than Buffett

How ‘seasonally affected investing disorder’ controls your portfolio decisions

Investment advisers and investors should watch out for ‘spring fever’ and other strong emotions.
How ‘seasonally affected investing disorder’ controls your portfolio decision

3 ways to use ETFs to personalize your portfolio

Advisers are using ETFs to personalize investment portfolios on the cheap.
3 ways to use ETFs to personalize your portfolio

Dow Theory fans see signs of trouble in a soft Dow Jones Transportation Average

While the S&P 500 hits new records, the oldest stock-market average is well off its all-time high.
Dow Theory fans see signs of trouble in a soft Dow Jones Transportation Average

Everyone thinks inflation is dead — but don’t be so sure

The contrarian’s case for why inflation may not be dead forever.
Everyone thinks inflation is dead — but don’t be so sure

Misguided fears mean there’s now a big buying opportunity in health-care stocks

Investors have sold in panic over “Medicare for All,” which won’t happen
Misguided fears mean there’s now a big buying opportunity in health-care stocks

Americans’ living standards are at an all-time high. Here’s proof

Ed Yardeni: Income stagnation is a myth, and income inequality comes with prosperity.
Americans’ living standards are at an all-time high. Here’s proof

5 things you need to know before Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting

Investors are still waiting for Warren Buffett to name a successor and find a way to boost Berkshire’s lagging stock.
5 things you need to know before Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting

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