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Perception Problems: Survey Reveals Blind Spots Among Investors of All Ages

Retirement

Perception Problems: Survey Reveals Blind Spots Among Investors of All Ages

When it comes to saving for retirement, perceptions are just as important as reality. Decisions based on inaccurate information can be costly – both for younger generations who could see the impact compound over time and for older generations who have less time to make up for losses.

A survey commissioned by American Funds from Capital Group revealed that investors of all ages aren’t fully aware of the fact that index funds offer no protection from market drops. Although the majority of the 1,200 investors surveyed said they consider protecting against market declines a key priority, only 54% said they were aware index funds exposed them to full market downturns.

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Has India’s Economy Recovered From the Shock of the Currency Recall?

Viewpoints

Has India’s Economy Recovered From the Shock of the Currency Recall?

Can India maintain its status as the world’s fastest-growing economy after a massive currency recall in late 2016 left consumers and businesses strapped for cash? From my home base in Mumbai, I’ve traveled the country over the past couple months to gauge the sentiment of businesspeople, assessing the impact of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetization campaign aimed at tackling corruption.

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From Fishing to Baseball, Your Passions Can Fuel Your Practice

Advisor World

From Fishing to Baseball, Your Passions Can Fuel Your Practice

Once – just once – Jared Reynolds, co-founder of Wilkerson & Reynolds Wealth Management, found himself entertaining potential clients by taking them somewhere he had no interest in going himself – the theater.

“I sat there, bored out of my mind, thinking of a million things I could be doing,” says Reynolds, a Columbia, Missouri–based financial advisor. “It was a reminder of a critical factor in having a successful business: I want to have fun.”

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Stocks May Not Be as Expensive as They Seem. Here’s Why:

Viewpoints

Stocks May Not Be as Expensive as They Seem. Here’s Why:

U.S. stocks would seem to be expensive. Markets are at historic highs. Investors are currently paying more than 21 times what companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 have earned over the past 12 months, according to operating earnings from S&P Dow Jones Indices. Investors are paying well above the 18.8 average multiple they’ve paid for stocks since 1988, S&P data shows.

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