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The candidates and the markets: How would Clinton or Trump govern?

The candidates and the markets: How would Clinton or Trump govern?

Andrew H. Friedman, Jeffrey B. Bush | September 2016

As the personality-fueled presidential campaign rages on, little time has been spent on how a Clinton or Trump presidency might affect the economy and the markets. Yet the candidates’ respective policy objectives are likely to have profound effects on investors.

Sizing up the 2016 general election

Sizing up the 2016 general election

Andrew H. Friedman, Jeff Bush | July 2016

The candidates for the 2016 presidential election are finally set: Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Donald Trump for the Republicans. With control of both Houses also at stake, the months leading up to the general election promise to be as exciting and exhausting as the primaries just past.

Department of Labor finalizes IRA fiduciary rule

Department of Labor finalizes IRA fiduciary rule

Andrew H. Friedman, Jeff Bush | April 2016

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its much-anticipated final rules that impose a fiduciary duty on financial advisors to the extent they recommend investments for their clients’ IRA and other qualified accounts.

Investing in a rising tax environment - 2016

Investing in a rising tax environment - 2016

Andrew H. Friedman | March 2016

According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, tax rates imposed on upper income taxpayers are now the highest they have been in the past 35 years.

Preparing for rising medical costs in retirement - 2016

Preparing for rising medical costs in retirement - 2016

Andrew H. Friedman, Jeff Bush | March 2016

The Affordable Care Act (commonly known as the “ACA” or “Obamacare”) has had a significant effect on retiree health care costs and retirement planning, and those effects are likely only to increase in the years ahead.

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