Robert Powell is longtime financial journalist and a regular contributor to TheStreet and USA Today. He also serves as editor of the Retirement Management Journal, a peer-reviewed professional journal and program/curriculum director of the online Retirement Management Analyst program at Salem State University.  Previously, he served as editor of Retirement Weekly; managing director of Dalbar, a mutual fund research and publishing concern; and managing director of Acadient, an online financial education company. He has written about personal finance, investments, and retirement since 1986 and is currently enrolled in the Boston University Program for Financial Planners, a CFP Board-registered program. 

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There is a case to be made for emerging markets fixed-income and equities.
Insights and recommendations from the Wells Fargo Investment Institute outlook for the new year.
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