Outlook 2018

How will your finances be affected by the biggest issues in the coming year?
Top thinkers from across Bank of America weigh in on tax reform, the markets, the global economy and more.
 

Outlook 2018

What's shaping your financial outlook for 2018?

Watch Chris Hyzy discuss tax reform, the economy and investment opportunities
From news out of Washington, to improving global growth and strong corporate profits, a number of factors could shape the markets in 2018. Christopher Hyzy, chief investment officer for Bank of America Global Wealth & Investment Management, provides important insights into opportunities and risks in the coming year—and what it could all mean for you.
Watch Michelle Meyer discuss how U.S. tax reform may impact the economy at large.
The new law could affect everything from consumer spending to employment to inflation. Michelle Meyer, head of U.S. Economics for BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, explains why.
Watch Michael Hartnett discuss the 4 big investment themes for 2018.
Michael Hartnett, chief investment strategist for BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, explores four global trends that could play a powerful role in shaping investment opportunities in the coming year and beyond.
Our Chief Investment Office weighs in on the issues, opportunities and concerns that may matter most to the markets and your finances in the coming year.
From biotechnology making us healthier to smart cities making us safer, here are 10 major forces that could help create a better, fairer, and more productive world.

Meet our experts

Christopher Hyzy
Chief Investment Officer, Bank of America Global Wealth & Investment Management
Mary Ann Bartels
Head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Portfolio Strategy
Joseph Quinlan
Head of Market and Thematic Strategy, Bank of America Global Wealth & Investment Management
Niladri Mukherjee
Director of Portfolio Strategy for PBIG and International, Bank of America Global Wealth & Investment Management
Matthew Diczok
Head of Fixed Income Strategy, Bank of America Global Wealth & Investment Management
Ethan Harris
Head of Global Economics, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research
Michelle Meyer
Head of U.S. Economics, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research
Michael Hartnett
Chief Investment Strategist, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research
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Footnote 1 S&P, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research – US Equity & US Quant Strategy.

Footnote 2 BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, "Global Economics 2018 Year Ahead," November 19, 2017, page 6.

Footnote 3 BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, "Global Macro Forecasts," January 2, 2018, page 2.

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