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Key Perspectives: Economic Outlook

In the years since the Great Recession, economists have repeatedly anticipated a breakout of economic growth. As we reach the mature phase of the economic cycle, however, low capacity utilization rates and intense competition are discouraging capital expansions that often drive growth in this part of economic cycles. That has made growth sluggish, but the U.S. economy continues to expand and there is little indication of a recession developing any time soon.

Jul 2017
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When Investment Diversification Fails

People often think investment diversification performs magic - invoke it, and it will prevent portfolio losses. Unfortunately, diversification has more limits than you realize. Even worse, since diversification typically comes at a cost, you can easily waste money by using it when it does not work.

Jun 2017

Key Perspectives: Fixed Income Update

Over the past ten years, Central Banks around the globe have increased the size of their balance sheets in an effort to promote growth. Since 2007, the Federal Reserve's balance sheet has grown from under $1 trillion to $4.5 trillion.

Jun 2017
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Taxes Under Trump: What the President's Tax Plan Means for the Wealthy

On April 26th, the Trump Administration unveiled its outline of proposed changes to the current tax code. While a formal proposal with comprehensive details is still to come, and the timing for implementation of a new tax code remains unclear, the outline raises several scenarios for which high-net-worth (HNW) individuals can begin to plan. How does this plan impact the financial lives of the wealthy - whether it passes into law or not? This paper will attempt to address these questions.

Jun 2017
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Why You Need To Worry About The Return of Stagflation

To combat recession, monetary authorities reduce interest rates to stimulate growth. To fight inflation, they raise rates to reduce growth. But what if they need to do both at the same time?

Apr 2017
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Keeping You Informed : Municipal Commentary

The seasonal effects in the municipal bond market were on full display in the first quarter of 2017 as attendance, attention, and activity waned in the quarter. Following the surge of reinvestment activity in the first two weeks of January, market activity slowed due to anticipated cyclical factors ahead of the April tax deadline. Adding to the uncertainty around potential policy changes and tax reform, investors were predictably on the sideline for much of the period. The traditionally stable tax exempt market has endured credit, policy, and rate disruptions recently and it appears that there are more questions on the horizon.

Apr 2017
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Key Private Bank's Quarterly Market Outlook

Key Private Bank's Investment Management Team follows a rigorous and disciplined process as we evaluate markets and manage client portfolios. Our quarterly newsletter highlights our research and strategy teams' current thinking on the most important trends likely to shape the market behavior and serves as a foundation for constructing client portfolios. Inside you'll find greater detail on our market, equity, and fixed income outlook.

Apr 2017
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Why Diversification Matters

As inflation drives the cost of living higher over the next 20 to 30 years, investors may want to consider some "risky" investments as part of a diversified portfolio to achieve faster portfolio appreciation.

Nov 2016

The Entitlement Time Bomb Politicians Refuse to Discuss

In a presidential campaign full of controversial headlines, one looming policy issue with major consequences has been largely ignored. Our country is simply not prepared to meet the promises made to the baby boom generation for retirement income and medical care.

Nov 2016

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