Wealth Management: Current Topics

Understanding the latest economic, political and industry news is important to managing your wealth effectively. Our national team of experts at Key Private Bank regularly provides commentary and advice on the current topics and issues that impact your wealth management planning.

Browse our resources below to learn more about the latest trends and information in wealth management.

2016 Presidential Election Coverage

The Entitlement Time Bomb Politicians Refuse to Discuss

Key Perspectives Should equity investors be concerned about the election?

Key Private Bank’s Economic & Market Outlook October 2016

Top 10 Year-End 2016 Wealth Planning Ideas

Keeping You Informed Municipal Commentary October 2016

4 Economic Trends That Will Matter In The Second Half Of 2016

What Women Need to Know About Investing

Trump Vs. Clinton: What The Decision Will Mean For The Markets

Key Perspectives Post-Brexit: Stick with Quality Stocks

3 Reasons Why Brexit Will Not Break The World Economy

Caution: Trading On The Brexit Vote Could Be Hazardous To Your Wealth

What Negative Interest Rates Mean For Your Portfolio

Key Conversations Estate Planning in a Digital World

The Economy’s Role In The Rise Of Donald Trump And Bernie Sanders

We are often asked what effect the election will have on the economy, particularly because of the surprising support for candidates that advocate radically different political solutions. Whether people applaud the radical proposals or despise them, most agree there is extensive support for major change. To properly analyze the effects the election might have, therefore, it would help to better understand why voters are so unhappy with the status quo.


How to Tell if Your Diversification Strategy is Costing You Money

Most people think that they can always make a portfolio safer by investing a larger share of their money in “safe” assets. They would be wrong. Portfolios reach a point where investing more money in the safest asset actually increases the risk of portfolio volatility. There are also times when adding more safe assets does little or nothing to reduce portfolio risk but still reduces what the portfolio can earn. Diversification is more complicated than we often think.


Effective Investment Diversification Is Not As Simple As Most Think

We have long been told that diversification eliminates unnecessary risk from our portfolios, but how many investors know how diversification works or how to do it effectively? Is it simply enough to distribute assets across a range of investments, or is the process more complicated than that? Diversification, when it is done well, does have some complexities, so a better understanding of the tradeoffs and pitfalls can be helpful in diversifying more effectively.


Now Is Not The Time To Get Scared About Stock Exposure

All investors would love to make money without having to take risks, but unfortunately you will not make much money unless you do. Deciding how much to put at risk in equities, therefore, has a critical impact on how your wealth grows over time.


Living Well in Retirement: Beef Up On Stocks

Is your portfolio allocated properly to ensure a secure retirement? Bruce McCain, Chief Investment Strategist, shares the keys to successful retirement investing on Forbes.com.