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2017 Midyear Outlook: Markets and Economies

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2017 Midyear Outlook: Markets and Economies

At the midyear point, answers to some of 2017’s burning questions about the global economic recovery and financial markets are coming into focus. Capital Group portfolio managers Jody Jonsson and David Hoag and economist Darrell Spence join host Matt Miller for a lively exchange of ideas with profound implications for investors

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“What Do You Mean I Can’t Retire?”

Advisor World

“What Do You Mean I Can’t Retire?”

Physicist Richard Feynman once said, “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.” More than most, advisors understand the truth at the heart of that claim. Even in their dealings with sophisticated clients, there’s often a wide gulf between perception and reality.

We tend to view our own finances with rose-colored glasses. Nearly two in three Americans ages 45 to 65 feel they’ll have enough money to hold them through their golden years, according to a USA Today poll. The reality? The median working-age couple had saved only $5,000 toward their retirement, as reflected in a 2013 study by the Economic Policy Institute. Only a third of working Americans are contributing to their 401(k) plan, and older Americans are entering retirement with more debt than ever before. Even high earners can have difficulty projecting how much they need to maintain the lifestyle they want in retirement.

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Highlights From Our Midyear Outlook
India Leading an Emerging Markets Rebound
Pharma’s Next Big Innovation May Be Affordability
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