Populism and Washington dysfunction are two key risks for markets in 2017, and last week was an important one for both.
This week, the Federal Reserve voted to increase interest rates by another 25 basis points, marking the second of three forecasted rate hikes in 2017.
May 25, 2017 — On May 17, the market unexpectedly dropped 1.8%. Despite its swift recovery, could this signal the beginning of a “Trump slump?”
May 2, 2017 — The United States’ economy passed a significant milestone in March, but some people are beginning to wonder how much longer it can continue at its current pace.
April 18, 2017 — Global economic growth may be trending upward, but don’t lose track of these seven heightened geopolitical risks that can generate both risks and opportunities for investors.
Given 2016’s sharp turns in both the ﬁnancial markets and the political cycle, we believe the world is on the cusp of some important transitions.
From Brexit to the election of Donald Trump, 2016 was a year of unexpected outcomes.
After what occurred in 2016, many forecasters are probably considering a new profession.
By any measure, this was an unusual and highly contentious election cycle with more twists and turns than an episode of ABC’s Scandal.
If you are over 70 ½, Congress made permanent in December 2015 your ability to make charitable gifts directly from your IRA.