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Market Insights

Fed Wants Progress in Inflation, Jobs Before 'Liftoff'


Our US Capital Markets Research & Strategy team offers up the key takeaways of the Dec. 17 FOMC communications, and the implications for markets and monetary policy.

Kristina Hooper

What the Jobs Report Means for Rate-Hike Debate


Our US Capital Markets Research & Strategy team breaks down the November employment data, key takeaways for investors and implications for monetary policy.

Neil Dwane

A World In Search of Growth


Don’t expect a rising GDP tide to lift all stocks, says CIO Equity Europe Neil Dwane. With a troublesome convergence of global events creating headwinds, investors need to be selective and look for companies offering superior opportunities.

Global Strategic Outlook

Timely Insights from Our Global Strategic Outlook


Every quarter, we publish timely insights into economies, markets and asset classes from our team of investment professionals. Here are our latest views on what’s in store for the global economy, the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Scott Migliori

Post-Election Bounce in Store After 2011 Flashback?


More volatility is ahead, says CIO Equity US Scott Migliori, but investors could also find buying opportunities as we enter a period that has historically boosted US equity markets – especially small caps.

Product Focus
Glenn Dial

Taking Aim at the Income-Replacement Bull’s-Eye


Knowing and documenting the percentage of income that you’re solving for in a retirement plan is critical for plan sponsors and advisors, says Glenn Dial. Here’s a quick primer that’s part math, part participant behavior.

Glen Dial

Are Annuities a Good Fit for Target-Date Funds?

Dialed In to Retirement


New regulatory guidance allowing plan sponsors to include annuities in QDIA-ready target-date funds is a watershed moment for the retirement industry. But cost and complexity may warrant a look at other reliable income options, writes Glenn Dial.

Glen Dial

Back to the Future

Dialed In to Retirement


Cherry picking attractive defined-benefit features from the past is a smart move when designing new DC plans. But be wary of placing too much emphasis on highest average account balance—it’s likely to leave some participants in the lurch.

Glenn Dial

The Secret to Plan Success

Dialed In to Retirement


Marrying income adequacy with a high degree of confidence in hitting participant payout targets is the new benchmark for a winning retirement plan, writes Glenn Dial in his new monthly column.

Glenn Dial

Solving One of the Biggest Retirement Risks You Never Heard Of


Plan sponsors and their advisors need to be aware of the risks involved in retirement investing—particularly the ones that frequently get overlooked. Glenn Dial outlines why it’s critical to solve for transition risk with an effective strategy.

The Upshot
Kristina Hooper

What You Need to Know About Falling Oil Prices

The Upshot


Kristina Hooper explains the recent drop in the price of oil and how it impacts GDP growth and capex in developed and emerging-market economies.

Media Center

A Frequently Overlooked Risk to 401(k) Plans  


Plan participants who focus too much on account balances may get into serious trouble if they make the transition from accumulation to income under unfavorable market conditions.

Walter Price

What's Next for Tech?  


Portfolio Manager Walter Price puts the concern over stretched tech-stock valuations in perspective: With lower prices, improving profits and higher earnings on the horizon, tech stocks could be set for a rebound.

Kelly Reuba

Supporting the Seeds of Our Convictions

5 Questions About Grassroots Research


Kelly Reuba, global head of AllianzGI's Grassroots℠ Research, discusses how this unique group uses a network of journalists and investigators to help identify industry trends. The end result—stronger investment convictions and better decisions.

Chris Wheaton

How the Market Miscalculates the Price of Oil


An astonishing increase in the supply of shale oil is shaking up the oil market, says Energy Analyst Chris Wheaton, but today’s low prices rest on fundamental misjudgments about supply and demand.


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