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Insights & Ideas

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While the global economic cycle is aging, we don’t foresee a global recession taking place in 2018—although that risk may rise in 2019.
The economy and earnings grabbed headlines last week; with a sharp acceleration in real GDP growth, and concerns about earnings thanks to Facebook’s face plant.
If you have a large estate, consider gifting during your lifetime as a strategy to help reduce estate taxes.
Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS, can help combat the effects of inflation on your fixed income holdings, but return expectations should be tempered due to low absolute yields and the risk of yields moving higher.
Jeff Kleintop takes a look at some of the world’s major economies and explains how to gauge their vulnerabilities to trade conflict.
When it comes to explaining compound interest, the numbers speak for themselves.
Consumer confidence is high amid a strong economy and job market—but sluggish wage growth, tariffs, and other risks could hold back spending.
The Supreme Court recently gave states the ability to expand tax collections for online sales, and imposed restrictions on union dues.
Many of our top risks for 2018 have come to pass. Our updated top five global risks for investors in 2018 are: geopolitics, chasing returns, return of inflation, dollar strength, and fading momentum.
Looking beyond the headlines to real reasons for both optimism and concern.

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