The 100 Best Annuities You Can Buy

The 100 Best Annuities You Can Buy

by Gordon K. Williamson


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Complete profiles of today's most successful annuities... Experttips on how to maximize your returns...

Variable annuities now outpace mutual funds as the number onechoice among street-smart investors—and it's easy to see why.Tax-deferred, commission-free, easy to purchase and redeem,carrying less risk than most other instruments, and exhibiting asuperb overall performance, they are an indispensable addition toany low-risk, high-yield portfolio. Now, in the first book of itskind, financial planning expert Gordon Williamson demystifiesannuities investing. Writing in a straightforward, down-to-earthstyle, he:
* Clearly explains how annuities work, profiles their returnpotential, and frankly assesses their relative advantages anddisadvantages
* Steers you to the 100 best annuities for your investment dollar
* Emphasizes risk reduction without sacrificing returns
* Supplies complete annuity profiles, including average annualreturns over the past 3, 5, and 10 years
* Ranks and evaluates today's entire spectrum of annuityproducts—aggressive growth/small cap, international, growth andincome, balanced, money market, and more
* Pinpoints the best performing variable annuities
* Includes investment options within each annuity recommended

The word is out: variable annuities are one of the best investmentinstruments developed in this century. Now find out how you cantake full advantage of their unprecedented earning potential withThe 100 Best Annuities You Can Buy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471010258
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/08/1995
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,252,108
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

GORDON K. WILLIAMSON is one of the most highly trained and sought-after investment counselors in the country. A former tax attorney, he is the Branch Manager of LPL Financial Services, a brokerage firm in La Jolla, California. He is founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Certified Fund Specialists and is regularly featured on national TV and radio programs on investing. His fifteen other books include All About Annuities, The 100 Best Mutual Funds You Can Buy, and Low-Risk Investing.

Table of Contents


What Is a Variable Annuity?.

How an Annuity Works.

How to Invest in a Variable Annuity.

Reading a Variable Annuity Prospectus.


How the 100 Best Subaccounts Were Determined.

About the 100 Best Subaccounts.

Aggressive Growth Subaccounts.

Balanced Subaccounts.

Corporate Bond Subaccounts.

Global Stock Subaccounts.

Government Bond Subaccounts.

Growth Subaccounts.

Growth and Income Subaccounts.

High-Yield Bond Subaccounts.

Metals Subaccounts.

Specialty Subaccounts.

Utility Stock Subaccounts.

World Bond Subaccounts.

Glossary of Annuity Terms.

About the Author.

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