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U.S. Interest Rates May Be on the Rise, But Has the Dollar Peaked?

Viewpoints

U.S. Interest Rates May Be on the Rise, But Has the Dollar Peaked?

Interest rate differentials and the dollar usually trend in the same direction — but since early 2016, the two have moved in near-lockstep. Some might say that means the dollar is set to appreciate even further as the Federal Reserve quickens its pace of interest rate hikes. But Capital Group currencies analyst Jens Søndergaard thinks that, with real interest rate differentials already at 10-year highs, it’s more likely that the relative rates will narrow and the dollar will weaken.

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Rising in the East: China’s Economic Outlook

Podcast

Rising in the East: China’s Economic Outlook

China’s economy remains one of the fastest growing in the world, despite a pronounced slowdown in recent years. Exactly how fast is it growing? What are the long-term implications for investors? We explore these questions and others with Capital Group’s most experienced China-watchers, economist Stephen Green and China affairs specialist Andrew Dougherty.

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How Does Household Debt Affect Retirement?

Retirement Economics

How Does Household Debt Affect Retirement?

While there is extensive media coverage regarding Americans’ lack of retirement savings, a much less discussed topic is the growing amount of debt that Americans carry into retirement. Larger mortgages, higher student loans and a greater overall comfort with debt than displayed by earlier generations has increased the average debt for households approaching retirement by nearly 160% from 1989 to 2010, according to AARP.

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Growth Investing in a Low Growth Environment: Q&A With a Portfolio Manager

Viewpoints

Growth Investing in a Low Growth Environment: Q&A With a Portfolio Manager

Will we see a rotation among growth stocks at this stage of the economic cycle? We sat down with Don O’Neal, co-principal investment officer and portfolio manager for The Growth Fund of America®, to find out whether he’s bullish on U.S. stocks, what he thinks about technology disruption and what industries he’s excited about.

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