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What's the Ceiling on Home Prices?
The U.S. housing market is currently one of the economy's bright spots. But are prices accelerating too quickly? Our deputy head of U.S. Economics shares her outlook for both the short and longer term.
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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.
Advances in technology help medical professionals read and interpret results
Healthcare Sector Outlook: How Innovation Could Fuel Growth
Discover how recent health care advances in technology, science and data might create investment opportunities.
How investors can use impact investing to benefit society
Understanding Impact Investing
Chris Hyzy, chief investment officer for Bank of America Global Wealth & Investment Management, discusses how investors can use what he calls Impactonomics to benefit society at large.
Find out the four important factors to help you decide whether home ownership makes sense for you.
To Rent or Own? That is the Question.
Michelle Meyer, deputy head of U.S. Economics at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, looks at four important factors that can help you decide whether home ownership makes the most sense for you in today's market.
Innovation may create unexpected investment opportunities.
Technology is Disrupting Everything — Even Sneakers
CIO Chris Hyzy looks at game-changing innovation across industries and the often unexpected investment opportunities it's creating.
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.
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.
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.
Gain updates and insights on markets and the economy
Market updates & analysis
Your resource for updates and insights on the markets and economy.
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 '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.
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.
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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