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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.

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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September 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of some of the biggest events of the global financial crisis. We asked our investment experts to share some lessons learned.

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