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“It’s not enough to have one woman in the office. You need to achieve critical mass.” This sentiment, shared by HR Consultant Tricia Feuerborn, resonates throughout the financial industry. Morningstar’s 2017 research confirmed the numbers are critically low and decreasing, both in terms of fund managers and employees in general. Companies and job seekers realize […]

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There is, understandably, a lot of angst when it comes to current U.S. trade policy and the decision to impose additional tariffs on countries like China or Mexico. What many people don’t consider is how these protectionist policies could affect not only prices, but where a company builds its next factory. Against this backdrop, we’re […]

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What’s your biggest source of stress? For most Americans, money is high on the list of stressors.1 Whether it’s day-to-day expenses, unexpected bills, or investing for the future, money is integral to everything we do. And money stress, like any other stress, can affect our physical health. There are a lot of variables in life, […]

The post Beat Financial Stress: The Connection Between Health and Wealth appeared first on American Century Investments Blog.

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For all the talk about the U.S. tax reform that went into effect this year, you might have thought it was going to be a bottom-line bonanza for every American company. Not true. Of course, corporations will gratefully accept every tax advantage they receive, but not all will benefit equally. In fact, my analysis indicates […]

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We believe passive and active strategies are complementary tools that may lead to achieving successful investment outcomes. There are benefits to each approach, and over time, each enjoys its day in the sun. After an extended period of strong performance by passive strategies, we believe rising interest rates and more volatile market conditions could spell […]

The post Rising Rates and Volatility: Trouble for Passive Value Investors appeared first on American Century Investments Blog.

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Advisors and plan sponsors have the power to help employees start earlier and save more for retirement. How? With effective plan features that investors of all ages say they want and need from an employer’s retirement plan. That’s one key finding from our latest research that can help retirement advisors in their practices. Let’s explore […]

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After a reprieve in July, volatility has returned to emerging markets assets, thanks mostly to tumult in Turkey. A series of damaging political and policy decisions has sent Turkey’s currency and financial markets into a tailspin. Meanwhile, contagion fears have fueled sell-offs in other emerging markets (EM), creating potential opportunities for investors. What Is Driving […]

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The synchronized global growth story appears to be under some stress, as evidenced by data in the second quarter of this year. Growth could further decelerate if protectionist trade policies around the world go from rhetorical to reality. If so, it could be mean disruption to supply chains, higher consumer prices and uncertain business planning […]

The post Trade Wars, Rising Rates & Volatility: Time to Hedge? appeared first on American Century Investments Blog.

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Delaying retirement is trending these days. In fact, 38 percent of workers expect to retire at age 70 or older. Is it in vogue or a necessity? The reasons can vary, but what may be most important is that you plan ahead so you have the choice. Many who decide to keep working are motivated […]

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We all go through hectic stretches of being overscheduled. Eventually life calms down and we’re grateful for the return to normal. The market’s extended period of relative calm after the Great Recession had the opposite effect on active managers. We are paid to manage risk and sift through a large universe of investment options to […]

The post This Choppier Environment Isn’t a New Normal—It’s the Normal Normal appeared first on American Century Investments Blog.

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