Demographics Pose Challenge to U.S., China Growth in 2020s

Forget about the trade war or tax policy, the main challenge to growth in the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, is demographics.

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Bluford “Blu” Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and concentrations in central banking, investment research, and portfolio management, Blu serves as CME Group’s spokesperson on global economic conditions.

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The world's two largest economies, the United States and China, could face headwinds from an aging population and slower growth among working-age groups, which could hurt productivity in the 2020s. Economic growth is typically a catalyst for performance in equity markets. Hedge your portfolio with futures and options. 

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