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"Interest rates are having a large impact on overall annuity sales," says Catherine Theroux, director of Public Relations at LIMRA. "For fixed annuities, people are less inclined to lock in rates at this level."
Certain kinds of annuities grew in popularity amid the bear market and the relatively low-interest-rate environment that prevailed earlier in the decade. However, those considering an annuity should be sure to read up on these investments before buying in. Annuities--which are part insurance policy ...