Is Rube Goldberg designing indexed annuities?

Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist who was famous for depicting gadgets and inventions that performed the simplest of tasks in extremely complex and convoluted ways. To this day, there are annual contests named in his honor where the winner is the person that creates the most complicated machine to solve for a brainless task. Mr. Goldberg unfortunately passed away in 1970, but his legacy has now found its way into the world of fixed indexed annuities (FIAs).

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