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Insights

Out with the old, in with the new. People of nearly every era have probably surveyed the world around them and marveled at how quickly things can change. But these days, change seems to be setting a new speed record.

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MARKET COMMENTARY  |  May 2015

How Abenomics Can Help Japan

An economist outlines four ways in which Abenomics is designed to help the Japanese economy and assesses the likelihood of long-term success.

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INVESTMENT INSIGHTS  |  April 2015

Dollar Strength and the Case for Selective Hedging

Summary

  • A strong U.S. dollar and greater currency volatility are having a significant impact on near-term market returns.
  • The euro has already depreciated substantially against the dollar in recent months, and further declines may be limited.
  • Some investors have responded by turning to currency-hedged exchange-traded funds (ETFs), but that approach has its own problems. 

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MARKET COMMENTARY  |  May 2015

World Markets Review for April 2015

Global stocks rose modestly amid a strong rally in the energy sector. Rising oil prices, surging M&A activity and central bank stimulus measures helped to support world stock prices despite a slowdown in U.S. economic growth during the first quarter. Emerging markets rallied as market observers pushed back the timing of an increase in interest rates by the Federal Reserve to later in the year. Bond markets declined and the dollar lost ground against the euro, the pound and most other currencies.

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PRODUCTS

American Funds College Target Date Series

Our college target date funds were designed to address the challenges of saving for the rising cost of higher education.


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