Despite Distractions, Demographics Are Poised To Drive U.S. Long-Term Growth

Published Friday, June 23, 2017 at: 7:00 AM EDT

With politics, tax-law changes, Russian hackers, competition from China and technology rocking the world regularly, it's easy to be distracted from the facts that matter most in managing your money wisely.Simple math tells us that growth in the U.S. economy, which drives investment results, is largely determined by our nation's demographics. The equation for calculating the growth potential of U.S. gross domestic product is shown here. The change in productivity plus the change in the working age population is equal to an economy's growth potential. Productivity has slowed in the last decade to 1.2% annually and...

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This article was written by a veteran financial journalist based on data compiled and analyzed by independent economist, Fritz Meyer. While these are sources we believe to be reliable, the information is not intended to be used as financial advice without consulting a professional about your personal situation.

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