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  1. Today's Markets

    Understanding Reflation—and Why It Matters

  2. Today's Markets

    4 Signs There May Be a New Bull Market on the Horizon

  3. Today's Markets

    Merrill CIO Audiocast Series

  4. Today's Markets

    Capital Market Outlook

    We take a look at the current earnings season–and what it may mean for investors.

  5. Today's Markets

    Coronavirus & Climate Change: Cleaner Air—But Stalled Solutions

  6. Today's Markets

    3 Signals That the Recession May Have Bottomed

  7. Today's Markets

    Looking Ahead to a 'New Frontier' for Investors

  8. Investment Trends

    Solving the Climate Crisis: Five Areas That Could Make a Difference

    For the future of the world’s economies and the people who live in them, climate change can no longer be ignored—and investors may have a role to play.

  9. Today's Markets

    What's Behind the Markets' Optimistic Outlook?

  10. Investment Trends

    5 Trends That Could Define Our Post-Coronavirus Lives

    The pandemic could leave a legacy of innovation, social change and geopolitical disruption, says this BofA Global Research report

  11. Today's Markets

    What Reopening Could Mean for the Economy

  12. Today's Markets

    How Has Sustainable Investing Been Doing During Current Volatile Markets?

    It may actually be proving its staying power – here are two reasons for its current strong showing

  13. Today's Markets

    Stay Up to Date—Get Our Market Insights by Email

  14. Today's Markets

    10 Post-Coronavirus Trends & the Investment Opportunities They Could Create

  15. Today's Markets

    3 Investing Strategies to Consider for the Recovery Ahead

  16. Today's Markets

    Why Consumers Hold a Key to Recovery

  17. Today's Markets

    Why Did Oil Prices Collapse, and When Could They Recover?

  18. Portfolio Strategies

    Sustainability Now—and Beyond the Current Crisis

    In this time of crisis, some investors may be wondering if sustainable investing has taken a backseat to the emergencies of the day. The short answer is no; in fact, recent events have shown that sustainability may be more important today than ever before.

  19. Today's Markets

    A Timeline for Economic Recovery

  20. Today's Markets

    Investment Strategy Overview

    The Chief Investment Office outlook on the economy, the markets, investment trends, portfolio considerations and asset-class weightings.

  21. Portfolio Strategies

    The Roadmap for Investing in a Sustainable World

  22. Today's Markets

    When Could the Markets Recover? 5 Signs to Watch

  23. Today's Markets

    What Do the Q1 Numbers Tell Us About the Rest of the Year?

  24. Today's Markets

    What You Need to Know About the IRS Tax Extension

  25. Today's Markets

    Can a Historic Stimulus Package Help Right the Economy?

  26. Investment Trends

    Merrill Perspectives Podcast

  27. Today's Markets

    Tune in to Our Podcast: Coronavirus and the Markets

  28. Today's Markets

    What Will It Take to Stem the Volatility?

  29. Today's Markets

    Will the Federal Reserve's Latest Move Be Enough to Calm Investors?

  30. Today's Markets

    What's Driving Volatility, and What Could Be Next?

  31. Today's Markets

    When Could the Markets Stabilize?

  32. Today's Markets

    Falling Oil Prices Add to Economic Concerns

  33. Investment Trends

    Tectonic Shifts in Global Supply Chains

    What a move toward deglobalization could mean for investors and companies

  34. Portfolio Strategies

    What Can You Do When the Markets Get Volatile?

    Market swings can be unnerving, but they shouldn't distract you from staying focused on your financial goals. We spoke with Niladri Mukherjee with the Chief Investment Office for his insights.

  35. Portfolio Strategies

    Why ESG Matters—Now More Than Ever

    A new BofA Global Research study finds companies that take environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into account may enjoy advantages over companies that don’t

  36. Portfolio Strategies

    10 Things You Need to Know About the SECURE Act

    New rules, designed to make it easier for people to save and invest for a long life, could help you boost your retirement-readiness

  37. Investment Trends

    Are You Ready for the 2020s?

    From demographic shifts to tech innovation and climate change, the coming decade promises to transform the world. Here's what investors need to know.

  38. Investment Trends

    Why Gender Lens Investing Is Good for the World—and Your Portfolio

    The movement toward greater gender equality is impacting every level of society. And investors are taking note.

  39. Portfolio Strategies

    Investing for Income—Not Just Growth

    These ideas can help as you look to create a steady stream of income for retirement and other cash-dependent goals.

  40. Portfolio Strategies

    Market Decode: Balancing Risk and Reward with Asset Allocation

    Senior investment strategist Marci McGregor explains how asset allocation can help you find the right mix of stocks, bonds and cash to match your risk tolerance—especially when the markets get volatile

  41. Investment Trends

    Millennial Motivation: A Closer Look

  42. The Forces Driving Corporate Sustainability

    Investors, government regulators and nongovernmental organizations are pushing for increased disclosure of environmental, social and governance factors

  43. Portfolio Strategies

    Should I Rent or Own?

    It's an important but not always easy decision to make. Our expert looks at three essential questions to ask yourself before deciding which option is right for you.

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