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Posts by Jim McCaughan, CEO, Principal Global Investors

Is Asia Leading the Global Recovery?



With the United States stumbling a bit in this week’s announcement of fourth-quarter GDP, it might be an appropriate time to ask the question, is it Asia that’s leading this global recovery? Generally, I’d agree with an assertion that Asia, particularly China, is somewhat driving the global…

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What is Europe’s Liquidity “Bandage” Hiding?



One big concern for long-term investors is systematic risk, or risks that are endemic to an economy as a whole. Systematic risks, as opposed to company-specific risks, were behind the majority of the pain suffered during the global financial crisis. And I tend to think that in the United States,…

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