Published Thursday, January 19, 2023 at: 2:16 PM EST
Amid an information explosion, here’s evidence of why investors can trust the financial content presented here weekly. The clipping shown above is from today’s front page of The New York Times. It’s a story about China’s demographic problems. This is a story covered in December 2019 in this space.
Here’s what we wrote December 11, 2019 in a weekly financial planning update article entitled, “How Worldwide Demographics Affect Your Portfolio.” While China, Japan, Germany, and other major economies are grappling with a decline in their working-age population in the decades ahead, the U.S. working-age population is expected to grow. Since growth in the size of the labor force is one of the two determinants in economic growth, it’s a key fundamental factor that will shape the future of financial markets. This is a key fundamental affecting long-term personal financial plans. It’s important and it has practical consequences on retirement portfolios.