Well, no, it isn’t. But it could be. To get up to speed, here’s a good summary of the rules: https://www.dol.gov/ProtectYourSavings/FactSheet.htm Yeah, that is a many thousands of words summary. You should see the whole thing!
In a nutshell, the Dept. of Labor’s new rules would have required anyone who gives advice about retirement plans to be held to a fiduciary standard: the investor’s welfare must be placed above the interests of both the adviser and his firm. What, you say? Don’t they do this already? Um, no.
So how could reversal of this rule possibly be “good”? At least two reasons.
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