The Boston Private Investment team shares their insights on increased market volatility, economic indicators and how they are managing client portfolios now and in the near term. Boston Private Wealth Strategist, Alyssa Do, J.D., LL.M, will discuss the impact of the new Tax Cut and Jobs Act on estate planning.Read Post
We have been counselling our clients to try to ignore politics and geopolitics when they consider their investment strategy. Instead, we have said, pay attention to the fundamentals, the strong economy, and impressive corporate earnings.Read Post
As the second longest economic expansion on record in the United States entered another year, questions around potential catalysts for greater gains arose. With economic data still solid, and the effects of the corporate tax cut not yet fully felt, the case for equities remains intact.Read Post
A strong U.S. economy, continued global growth improvement, a concerted effort by global central banks to remain accommodative as long as possible, and a general sense of complacency about valuations in the equity markets provided the backdrop for 2017’s wins.Read Post
If there is one thing that all investors can agree on from the first quarter of 2018, it is that volatility in the markets is most certainly back. But what does that mean, and why is it such a critical data point for market participants?Read Post
One of largest tax cuts in U.S. history is now law. And the most complicated section in the new tax law is proving to be the new tax-rate reduction for the so-called “pass-though” entities, including partnerships, S corporations, LLCs, and sole proprietorships. Careful planning by business owners now is critical to maximizing tax benefits.Read Post
While the new law simplified some tax provisions for individuals such as replacing most itemized deductions with a larger standard deduction, it made the law murkier for one of the most valuable tax benefits for small businesses — the special tax rate for businesses organized as pass-through entities.Read Post
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