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After traveling to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore last week, I reminisce about some of the more lively discussions we had with our Asian clients and investors.
Social Security is a complex topic. And if you’re nearing retirement, when to claim your benefits is a critical decision.
One potential area of compromise for the new Congress may be infrastructure spending, which could lead to increased municipal bond issuance. However, we expect demand for municipal bonds to continue to support prices next year.
Giving to charity as a family is a great way to make your dollars and your energy go farther this holiday season.
Concerns about the technology sector, a strengthening U.S. dollar and falling global oil prices contributed to a drop that wiped out the previous week’s post-mid-term U.S. election rebound.
Economic growth for many of the world’s biggest economies is expected to slow in 2019, yet China appears to be the only one planning on implementing economic stimulus. While a bounce from China’s stimulus is possible, we believe global growth is likely to slow as the economic cycle nears a peak, leaving investors to consider reducing volatility by trimming the more volatile asset classes such as emerging market stocks.
Why is it so tempting to make short-sighted decisions? And what we can do to exert more self-control?
Sticking to your plan—through bad times and good—is key to investing success.
Why holding onto equities during retirement might make sense.
Gifting a financial time capsule can give your child or grandchild a serious leg up in life.

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