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Up Close with Global Equity Portfolio Manager Steve Watson

Why international markets look especially compelling to one investment professional.

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MARKET COMMENTARY
Why the Bond Market Has Absorbed Fed Rate Hikes So Well

Fixed-income markets have remained remarkably calm in the wake of recent Fed moves. Here's why.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
As Political Uncertainty Fades, European Equities May Be Poised to Break Out

The election of Emmanuel Macron as President of France removes a cloud that had hung over European markets.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
Road to the Future

How driverless cars and other breakthroughs could transform society and the way you get around town.

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS
Get Messy to Unleash Your Creativity

Despite the natural inclination for routine in our lives,  author Tim Hardford says shaking things up could boost satisfaction and achievement.

WEALTH STRATEGIES
Why You May Want to Make Charitable Contributions for 2017 Sooner Rather Than Later

While it’s unknown whether legislation will get passed this year, taking advantage of current rates now could work to your advantage.

INVESTENT INSIGHTS
Setting the Stage for a Favorable Global Equity Environment

Our investment team examines the outlook for U.S. and international stocks amid the strong start to 2017.

MARKET COMMENTARY
Why the Fed Raised Rates and What May Come Next

The central bank takes action as the economy gains steam, although rates remain low by historical standards.

INVESTENT INSIGHTS
Women Helping Investors Thrive

In honor of International Women's Day, we look at some of the many talented women who have helped shape Capital Group.

Q&A
Hidden Gems in Some of the World's Premier Winter Travel Destinations

Choosing where to visit may be easy. Here’s what to see and do when you get there.

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS
Keeping a Watchful Eye in a Rising Rate Environment

Discover which forces may most significantly impact bonds and the broad economy during the course of the year.

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS
Here’s Why Stocks May Not Be As Expensive As They Seem:

Putting too much attention on P/E ratios can cause investors to miss out on potential market gains.

Q&A
Life Lessons in Making a Difference from a Television Legend

All in the Family creator and Capital Group client Norman Lear shares wisdom gleaned from his remarkable career.

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS
Economic Expansion Is Old, but Age Is Just a Number

Despite a lengthy upturn, there are few signs of imbalances that could undermine the economy.

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS
Being Glued to Your Core Values is the Key to Getting Unstuck

A new book from a Harvard Medical School psychologist explains how emotional awareness can help you move forward at work and in life.

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS
Why This Lengthy Economic Cycle Could Persist

Capital Group economist Jared Franz explains why the current economic expansion has gone on for so long — and could continue.

MARKET COMMENTARY
The Fed Raises Rates, With an Eye on Inflation

As the central bank gains confidence in the health of the U.S. economy, future hikes may be in the offing.

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS
Five Keys to Investing in 2017

Markets are unpredictable, but staying focused on the long-term helps to smooth the ride.

WEALTH STRATEGIES
Why Too Much of a Good Thing Can Increase Portfolio Risk

If a single stock makes up a large amount of your portfolio, adding more diversification could be a prudent approach.

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS
Why We Believe Reports of the Bond Market’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Despite a rise in yields, fixed income remains an important component of diversified investment portfolios.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
Despite Recent Choppiness, Long-Term Tailwinds Favor the Cruise Industry

Rising demand in Asia may point to smoother sailing for the global cruise industry.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
Growing Wireless Usage Is Creating Opportunities for Cell Tower Companies

A low-key segment of the telecom industry may be one of the most attractive from an investment standpoint.

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS
Trump’s Presidential Win May Provide a Boost to the Economy

The President-elect’s proposals to cut taxes and boost infrastructure spending could propel growth in 2017.

Q&A
Up Close with Bond Portfolio Manager John Queen

Despite a sluggish global economy, we’re finding compelling investment opportunities in a range of fixed-income sectors.

WEALTH STRATEGIES
Year-End Tax Moves for High-Net-Worth Investors to Consider Following Trump’s Victory

Given that tax reform is likely to be a top priority for 2017, here are some important considerations to discuss now with your tax advisor.

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS
Five Ways President-Elect Donald Trump Could Move Markets

With the election over and a new leader chosen, here’s an early look at some investment sectors that may feel the greatest impact.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
Robots Are Speeding the Process of Getting Online Orders to Your Door

The warehouse of the future has arrived at Amazon.com, as powerful robots transform the behind-the-scenes delivery process.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
How An Unexpected Court Ruling May Affect Britain’s Plan to Withdraw from the European Union

A decision requiring Parliamentary approval of Brexit sparks new uncertainty about if and when the U.K. will leave the EU.

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS
How the World Shops — and What That Means for Investors

From the U.S. to China, consumer spending is undergoing sweeping change, creating massive implications for the global economy.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
European Economy Losing Steam Again

Deflationary pressures, weak economic growth and mounting political risks are weighing on the outlook for the European economy.

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS
Wealthy Investors Express Optimism in Our Exclusive Survey

According to our recent survey, wealthy investors remain decidedly upbeat about the outlook for stocks and the economy.

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS
No Contest: Presidential Elections Have Been Good for Long-Term Investors

Despite heated campaign rhetoric, investors should stick with long-term asset-allocation strategies.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
Innovation is Driving Economic Growth and Sparking Productivity Gains

Innovation and productivity are poised to pick up around the world in the coming years.

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS
Technological Innovation Has Only Just Begun

In this interview, Kevin Kelly reveals 12 technological forces that he says are destined to shape our future.

 

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
Well-Positioned Energy Companies Stand to Benefit from a Rebound in Oil Prices

The world's appetite for oil is likely to accelerate, based on our analysis.

Q&A
Up Close with Global Equity Portfolio Manager Philip Winston

London-based Portfolio Manager discusses the potential implications of Brexit and where he is finding compelling opportunities in the market.

WEALTH STRATEGIES
It’s an Unusually Opportune Time to Consider Transferring Wealth

Current low interest rates and the threat of new regulations boost the timeliness of certain wealth transfer strategies.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
In the Search for Global Growth, “Helicopter Money” May be on the Launchpad

Some central banks are contemplating a once-unthinkable notion: printing money to effectively hand out to citizens. 

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS
The Millionaires Club Is Getting Crowded in Some Emerging Markets

In some of the largest emerging markets, the number of wealthy individuals is growing at a fast pace.

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS
After Eight Years, the Euro-Zone Economy Has Returned to Pre-Crisis Levels

It took nearly a decade, but the euro zone finally surpassed its previous peak levels of economic output in the first quarter.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
An Easing of the Dollar May Lift International Portfolios

Comparatively high interest rates in the U.S. have pushed the greenback up against most currencies. The shift is having widely varying effects around the world.

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS
There Are Plenty of Negatives with Negative Interest Rates

Negative interest rates in Japan and Europe are pushing the boundaries of monetary policy and posing a risk to the global economy.

WEALTH STRATEGIES
Trying to Time Stock Market Investments Can Be a Costly Endeavor

Avoid the urge to time the market because history shows that staying put and systematically adding to your holdings is a better strategy.

Q&A
Up Close with Portfolio Manager Greg Fuss

In this interview, Greg Fuss, global equity portfolio manager for Capital Group Private Client Services, discusses recent volatility in the stock market and where he's finding compelling investment opportunities.

 

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
Fresh Water and Other City Services Can Yield Refreshing Returns for Bond Investors

Much has gone right for municipal bonds, but the financial difficulties of Detroit and Puerto Rico are a reminder of the potential downside.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
Applying Decades of Investment Wisdom in the Current Market

Three of the most valuable tools you can have when making investment decisions are research, sound judgment and a long time horizon.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
How Banks Are Adapting to the Digital Revolution

The banking industry is undergoing a fundamental transformation as it adapts to the "fintech" revolution.

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS
The True Path to a Happy Life

In this interview, Raj Raghunathan gives us a preview of the path to greater fulfillment, regardless of your profession, net worth or stage in life.

WEALTH STRATEGIES
Optimizing Charitable Giving

A leading industry publication features strategies for optimizing charitable giving opportunities from Michelle J. Black, head of the Capital Group Private Client Services Wealth Advisory Group.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW
Why Doing Less Is Key to Being More Productive

Chris Bailey has spent a year of his life conducting various experiments to uncover the secrets to peak productivity. In this interview, Chris discusses some of his top recommendations.

VIDEO VIEWPOINTS
2016 Investment Roundtable

In our annual Investment Roundtable, our stock and bond investment teams offer their perspectives on current market conditions and discuss how they are investing client assets.

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS
Why Falling Oil Prices Are Causing Stock Market Ripples

The decline in crude oil has weighed heavily on the stock market. But lower oil prices don’t mean the global economy is suddenly weakening.

WEALTH STRATEGIES
Strategies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know Before Selling a Business

Selling a company is complex and entails a variety of decisions. Here are eight steps that can benefit those contemplating a business sale.

MARKET COMMENTARY
Additional Perspective on the Fed’s Rate Decision

The central bank move signals a belief that the U.S. economy is once again on firm ground, but future moves are likely to be gradual.

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS
Getting the Best Care in Today’s Complex Medical World

To help navigate today’s ever-changing medical maze, we spoke with Leslie Michelson, author of The Patient’s Playbook.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
Changing Tastes Benefit Spirits Companies

A “cocktail culture” is burgeoning across the U.S. and other parts of the world, and could propel sustained growth in the alcoholic beverages industry.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
The Pleasures and Perils of Investing in Classic Cars

Equity Analyst Patrice Collette was drawn to cars long before he was old enough to drive one himself. He shares a few thoughts for those who may be interested in cars as either a hobby or a potential investment.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
Automation is Giving China an Economic Boost

Concerns about China's economy have dominated the news, but there's a lot going right as well. Among other things: the use of advanced technologies and a move toward efficient automation.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
Protecting Your Portfolio from the Risks of Inflation

Most of the past decade, fixed-income investors have benefited from low inflation. While inflation is unlikely to skyrocket, consumer prices could begin to move higher as U.S. and global economies improve.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
The Resurgence of Railroads

Far from being a relic of a bygone era, the freight rail industry is undergoing a powerful renaissance. Improved performance and dependability have made the sector a growing force in the U.S.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
The Growing Equality for Women in India

After decades of being held back, a powerful shift is under way. Women in India are steadily gaining access to education and to jobs in coveted fields such as finance and technology.

WEALTH STRATEGIES
Investing in Your Passions

Investing in art, wine and other hobbies is referred to as passion investing. It has become increasingly popular over the years. Here's how to view this as part of an overall portfolio.

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS
Finding Greater Happiness Through Forming the Right Habits

In this interview, bestselling author Gretchen Rubin discusses how mastering good habits can lead to a happier life.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
The Gaming Industry is Poised for Recovery Despite Recent Challenges

Following a weak patch, the gaming industry in Macau and Las Vegas seems poised for a  strong recovery. Here's why.

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS
Summer 2015 Quarterly Insights

In this issue of Quarterly Insights we outline how women in India are changing the investing landscape, discuss the emergence of fast-casual dining industry and show how sound habits lead to greater happiness.

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS
The Secrets to Raising Unspoiled Children

In this interview, New York Times columnist Ron Lieber discusses the challenges of talking about money with your kids and raising them to be more grounded, generous and financially savvy.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
Content Providers are Likely to Prosper as TV Viewing Shifts

The traditional TV model is yielding to a new world of on-demand entertainment over the Internet and will likely have major consequences for the entertainment industry.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
The Outlook Remains Positive for Japan Despite Economic Challenges

Though the government’s efforts are far from complete, signs of progress have begun to emerge in Japan's economy, including rising corporate profits and improved job growth.

ANALYST PERSPECTIVES
Immuno-oncology: A Great Promise for Patients & Investors

For decades, medical researchers have struggled to find better ways to fight cancer. Now biopharmaceutical companies are making dramatic advances in an emerging area known as immuno-oncology that could be a game changer in fighting the disease.

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