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Voluntary Pensions in Emerging Markets: New Strategies for Meeting the Retirement Security Challenge, a research report by the nonprofit Global Aging Institute, argues that the success of emerging markets at ensuring retirement security will increasingly depend on their success at building robust voluntary pension systems.

The economic upturn is not just in the United States; it’s around the world. The key to revival is that deflation pressures are easing broadly.

The excellent December payroll report suggested that the Fed was correct in hiking rates. But, the tick down in average hourly earnings point to slow tightening. 

Today’s economic and investment environment is characterized by widespread caution, foreboding, or just outright pessimism. 

The Federal Reserve made history this week when it raised the target range for fed funds. 

In his 2016 Outlook, Bob Baur discusses the factors that will have an impact on the global economy.