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The latest insights from our experts on attitudes, behaviors and trends that impact long-term financial security. Thought leaders from across the globe provide data analysis, research and perspective on the economy, investment management, retirement security and more. Know more now.

Latest Insight

Mar. 2015
Principal Global Perspectives – The Price of Oil
The most interesting and exciting thing in world markets over the past 12 months has been the weakness in the price of oil. What does this mean for specific asset classes and the broader economy?

Latest Perspective

Steve Parrish, blog author

Mar. 30, 2015
3 Ways To Keep Your Board From Getting Bored
CEOs have a lot on their shoulders. Worrying about the Powerpoint presentation running smoothly shouldn't be one of them. Our Steve Parrish offers tips for an efficient, effective board meeting.

Investment Management

Principal Outlook for Commercial Real Estate

Dec. 2014 – A new report from Principal Real Estate Investors covers key themes expected to drive the U.S. commercial real estate market in 2015, including stronger economic growth in the United States and continued accommodative monetary policy.

Financial Security

Millennials and Retirement

Mar. 2015 – While the majority of millennials are starting early when saving for retirement, most aren't saving enough now in order to enjoy a comfortable retirement later, according to new research from the Principal Financial Group®.

Principal Financial Well-Being Index survey: American Workers

Dec. 2014 – American Workers are feeling more financially fit going into this holiday season. And a majority plan to give back during the holidays.


February Jobs Report – More Good News

Economic Insights, Mar. 2-6:
The February jobs report came out on Friday, March 6, 2015. The report showed continued improvement in job growth and marked the 12th month of adding more than 200,000 jobs per month.

Asset Allocation

Economic Insights, Feb. 2015:
February was a month of stabilization and good returns to risk assets as fears of deflation, weakening global growth, and failing demand began to fade.

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