Introduction to Annuity Risks

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Once you understand how annuities work, you may want to study the risks that are part of this investment option.

What you will learn

  • Investment Risk of Annuities
  • Annuity Mortality Risk
  • Annuity Liquidity Risk
  • Indexed Annuity Risks

What do you know?

Introduction to Annuity Risks

Before you buy an annuity, you need to know and understand the major risks associated with annuity products. As an insurance product, an annuity carries certain risks inherent to the insurance industry. As an investment, some types of annuities also carry many of the more common risks associated with securities. When considering annuities as an investment, you should understand their features and benefits, and make selections based on your particular needs, goals, and timelines.