Jonathan Burton’s Life Savings: Unrest could grip Germany in 2017 and U.S. investors could suffer fallout

Eight years after the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression upended the world economy, the U.S., the U.K. and other developed nations are slamming the brakes on globalization and making a sharp U-turn for home. Investors, keep your seat belt fastened.

Investing as this global march toward nationalism unfolds will be volatile, says George Friedman, founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures, an online publication that forecasts and explains global events. Accordingly, whether you are a do-it-yourself investor, work with a financial adviser or contribute to a company-sponsored retirement plan, the political and economic climate ahead demands greater awareness about where your money is committed and why.

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