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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. 

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Photo of a woman who is a super saver and has been investing in her future.

Gen X and Gen Y super savers are generally maxing out contributions to their retirement accounts. They’re prioritizing savings over nearly everything else.

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Photo of people going up and down stairs to demonstrate market volatility.

One day the market’s up. Then next day, it’s down. Sometimes all that movement happens in a single day. That’s volatility.

The run-up in rates is 1 key factor that explained last week’s market drop. Ultra-low interest rates fueled stock market returns since March 2009, but that period is coming to an end.

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Yes, headline job growth weakened, but in general, it was another fantastic report. Labor markets are key to our strong economic forecast and may even drive upward surprises.

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The global upturn varies by region: robust momentum in the United States and India; modest rebound in Japan and the Eurozone; and gradual deceleration in China.

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No, likely not. The real risk for financial markets is the reduction in liquidity that was provided in copious amounts to combat the global financial crisis.

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