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Merrill Lynch investment strategists share commentary on what’s going on across global markets each week, plus offer thoughts on what’s ahead.
Health care jobs have been a source of job growth
A new labor market
Demographic and economic forces are changing employment patterns and favoring service jobs over manufacturing.
Britain exits: What you need to know
Britain exits: What you need to know
Chris Hyzy, CIO for Bank of America Global Wealth & Investment Management, provides important insights on the UK vote to exit the European Union and what it could mean for the markets and your portfolio.
Consumers are increasingly dependent on their technology
Why now may be a good time to invest in financial technology
Growth in "fintech" has been rapid. Learn why-and get insights on investing opportunities in this expanding sector.
Workers walk through a solar panel farm
Impact investing: The performance realities
Investing with your conscience no longer has to mean sacrificing potential returns.
Investors move along an escalator
Bonds: Rising rates meets low liquidity
Investors will need to watch for new risks as the environment changes.
Watch CIO Chris Hyzy talk about infrastructure spending that can lead to smart transit and economic growth.
Is "smart" the next step for infrastructure?
CIO Chris Hyzy talks to Ron Insana about much-needed infrastructure spending that can lead to an era of smart transit and economic growth.
Get insights about the key drivers of uncertainty in U.S. equities.
U.S. equities: Four drivers of uncertainty
Savita Subramanian, head of U.S. Equity Strategy for BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, discusses the current market environment and offers her suggestions for where investors should look now, and in the months ahead.
Gain updates and insights on markets and the economy
Market updates & analysis
Your resource for updates and insights on the markets and economy.
Key factors driving the market's latest swings
Markets under pressure: What's next?
Chris Hyzy, CIO for Bank of America Global Wealth and Investment Management, explores key factors driving the market's latest swings, why he believes things will stabilize and how investors can prepare.
3 smart tips for young investors
The basics Q&A: 3 smart tips for young investors
The markets and investing can seem complicated at first. Use these strategies to better understand your goals for your money and how you can pursue them.
Watch the panel discuss the ways that living longer is changing our lives.
End of Old: A Conversation About Longevity
Jane Pauley moderates a panel discussion about the surprising ways that living longer is changing government, society and our lives.
Watch 'Discussing memory and wealth'
Discussing memory and wealth
When memory goes, so goes the ability to manage everything from relationships to decisions on family wealth. What happens next? Now is the time to create and share a plan designed to benefit your children and their children.
Watch 'Alister and Cecile’s story'
Alister and Cecile's story
Watch a personal story featuring Alister Bazaz whose wife has early-onset Alzheimer's.
Get insights from Merrill Lynch to keep your portfolio on track in any financial climate
Strategies to help you manage your investments in changing markets
Merrill Lynch strategists weigh in on how to keep your portfolio on track in any market.
sustainable capitalism
How "sustainable capitalism" is creating a better world
Companies can do well by doing right, says Arif Naqvi with The Abraaj Group. And that means shareholders, employees and local communities could all benefit.
3 retirement challenges women face
3 Retirement Challenges Women Face
Longevity, the earnings gap and financial confidence. Get insights on how women can address these challenges.
Watch 'The Global Fight Against Obesity'
The Global Fight Against Obesity
The statistics are alarming, but the tide may be turning. And investors could play an important role, says Sarbjit Nahal of BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.
4 tax saving moves for young professionals to consider
4 tax moves to consider early in your career
These tactics could potentially help you save on your taxes now while putting you in a better position to work toward your long-term investing goals.
Tax-smart investment strategies you should consider
Tax-smart investment strategies you should consider
While taxes shouldn't necessarily drive your investment decisions, they are an important consideration.

Here's what you should know.
Stay ahead of tomorrow's health care costs
Stay ahead of tomorrow's health care costs
Taking a few steps now, while you're still working, to prepare for your health care costs in retirement can give you more choices down the road.
Watch 'What 30-, 40- and 50-year-olds need to know about Social Security'
What 30-, 40- and 50-year-olds need to know about Social Security
Our expert panel discusses how Social Security will affect your retirement plans - and what you can do now to boost your retirement income later.
Portfolio rebalancing
Portfolio rebalancing
Is your portfolio in sync with your goals? See how rebalancing your portfolio, including reallocating stocks, bonds and cash, can be a critical step in helping you stay on track.
Global investing poses special risks, including foreign taxation, currency fluctuation, risk associated with possible differences in financial standards and other monetary and political risks.

Investing in fixed-income securities may involve certain risks, including the credit quality of individual issuers, possible prepayments, market or economic developments and yields and share price fluctuations due to changes in interest rates. When interest rates go up, bond prices typically drop, and vice versa.

Investments focused in a certain industry may pose additional risks due to lack of diversification, industry volatility, economic turmoil, susceptibility to economic, political or regulatory risks and other sector concentration risks.

Asset allocation, diversification, and rebalancing do not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.

In a world where change is both constant and expected, there are basic, everlasting themes that will remain essential and relevant to people's individual goals and needs.
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