Annuities » The Stock Market, The Magnificient Twenty and Volatility The theme of the fixed/indexed annuity message is safety and security. There is plenty of research and studies to back up the fact that these plans work and they work well. When you are retired, everything works completely different than when you were working. It’s like doing everything in a mirror. Money management activities become opposite to when a person is working. Safe money fixed/indexed annuity accounts grow on a guaranteed basis, with no risk, even in uncertain economies that occur from time to time.