Our 2018 forecast for markets, economies, and portfolios.The U.S. economy — late-cycle emergenceInflation and growth — global-U.S. divergenceValuations, yields, and volatility — alternative resurgenceSigns points to the U.S. economy being near or in a late (or pre-recession) stage, yet stock market valuations are elevated and inflation is inexplicably soft. Our investment team shares its outlook for the U.S.
This investment insight explains the origins of digital currency and explores its potential as an asset. Bitcoin was created to provide a new global form of electronic currency as “a peer-to-peer electronic cash system,” with the goal of addressing the lack of trust between counterparties making and receiving payments due to the risk of fraud.
Collecting can be more than a hobby if you manage your collection like an investment.If you have a substantial collection now, or expect to build one in the future, it’s important to consider the financial side of your avocation.As your collection grows, so does its importance in your overall financial plan.Considering the financial implications shouldn’t reduce your pleasure, but rather ensure that you build something lasting, valuable, and worthwhile out of your passion.