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Potential U.S. infrastructure improvements are numerous
Getting a bigger bang for the infrastructure buck
Infrastructure investment can deliver significant economic benefits if U.S. policy makers target the right projects.
How will artificial intelligence impact some key investment sectors?
The rise of the machines
Advances in artificial intelligence are having a growing impact on sectors as diverse as retail, healthcare and manufacturing.
Digital innovations are connecting the globe
Globalization's digital future
How technology and innovation will affect global free trade.
The CIO team discusses the 2017 outlook for the economy and the markets.
2017 update: What's next for the economy, markets & Washington?
Our Chief Investment Office team discusses the outlook for equities and bonds, Fed policy and interest rates, global growth and where Washington could make progress on policy.
3 reasons the housing market is strong
3 reasons the housing market is strong
Demand for homes is on the rise and interest rates remain near record lows. Michelle Meyer, head of U.S. Economics, looks at how long the trend might continue.
Alternative energy: Powering a brighter future
Alternative energy: Powering a brighter future
Renewable sources could be critical to meeting the planet's demand for energy and addressing threats from climate change and pollution.
The rise of high-tech healthcare: 5 trends to watch
The rise of high-tech healthcare: 5 trends to watch
New technologies and ever-faster computing speeds are enabling medical breakthroughs and investment opportunities.
Get weekly insights across global markets from Merrill Lynch strategists.
CIO Weekly Letter
Merrill Lynch investment strategists share commentary on what’s going on across global markets each week, plus offer thoughts on what’s ahead.
Administration policies and impact on your portfolio
What could the new administration's policies mean for your portfolio?
As the President outlines his economic agenda for the coming year and beyond, new opportunities for investors could quickly emerge.
Brexit update and impact on Britian and Europe
Update on Brexit: What's next for Britain and the EU?
The UK's vote to leave the European Union could have broad repercussions for Britain's and Europe's futures.
American spending habits
How are Americans spending?
They're putting more into experiences instead of things, for one. What could this and other trends mean for investors?
Impact of higher interest rates
What higher interest rates could mean for you
Karin Kimbrough, head of Investment Strategy, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, answers your questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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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