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Why U.S. Rates Are Only Likely To Rise Modestly In 2021

Effective vaccines, historic fiscal stimulus, Democratic Party control of the legislature, even more stimulus, reopening economies, 6% U.S. real GDP (gross domestic product) growth, 25% U.S. EPS (earnings per share) growth, and maybe even an infrastructure plan sprinkled on top.

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Growth vs. value: Preparing for the big one

It’s coming. Is it here? Perhaps. Or maybe not. But sooner or later, it is coming. Preparing now for the eventuality seems the most prudent course.

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In the Face of 2021 Tax-Rate Uncertainty, Tax Planning Matters Even More

Investors and planners desire clarity around tax rates to help make informed decisions around investment moves and related impacts to portfolios.

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Building a Stronger Bridge Into 2021: U.S. Congress Reaches $900 Billion Stimulus Deal

We believe that the recently announced U.S. stimulus deal reinforces the positive economic outlook for 2021. Here's why.

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The 2021 List Issue, Part 2: The Re-Evaluation List for Non-Profits and Healthcare

As the sun sets on one of the most challenging years in memory, many healthcare systems and other types of non-profits find themselves in starkly different financial situations than they were at the start of the year.

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The 2021 List Issue, Part 1: Global Markets – Top 7 Investment Watchpoints

Is the rotation toward value here to stay? What could stall the economic recovery? In the first in a four-part series of blog posts, we explore the key issues that are likely to impact the investment landscape in 2021.

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Time for U.S. to Address Savings Crisis for Workers

The ravages of the pandemic mean a shift is needed to boost financial resilience, Chairman and CEO Michelle Seitz writes in the Financial Times.

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2021 Global Market Outlook: The Old Normal

We anticipate that COVID-19 vaccines and the easing of lockdowns will allow for a return to more normal economic activity by mid-2021.

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Income is the outcome, Part 1

Passage of last year's SECURE Act may spark increased adoption of lifetime income products in defined contribution plans. Here's why.

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What changes could a Biden administration bring to ESG investing?

Will support for ESG investing in the U.S. increase under the administration of President-elect Joe Biden?

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Making a trade and checking it twice: Trading mistakes to avoid over the holidays

Trading over the holidays? You’ll want to check this list—errr, article—twice.

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T is for tax-smart planning. And the time is now.

This is the fifth and last blog in our 2020 series, discussing why Russell Investments believes in the value of advisors. Here we discuss tax-smart planning and investing.

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Private Markets: Diversifying for the Future

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we believe that investing in private markets may offer a raft of potential opportunities. Here's why.

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Amidst an Uncertain Election, Three Factors Contribute to Market Strength

In today’s blog, I will update the current status of the election results, extend the conversation with regards to the market reaction at this point and revisit what we see as the most important factors investors should be considering going forward.

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Patience Required: How the Close Vote Count May (or May Not) Impact Markets and Investors

Key takeaways for investors amid the tightening race for the White House and control of the Senate.