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  1. The Next Wave in Financial Technology
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    The Next Wave in Financial Technology

    From mobile payments to peer-to-peer lending, innovations in “fintech” are transforming financial services for people around the world. Ather Williams, head of Global Transaction Services for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, takes a look.

  2. Investing for Maximum Impact
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    Investing for Maximum Impact

    Today’s investors are using their portfolios to change the world—without losing return potential

  3. The Biggest Market Risks of 2016
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    The Biggest Market Risks of 2016

    A number of global uncertainties—from rising tensions in the Middle East to the rebalancing of growth around the world—are contributing to the volatility in financial markets. Our Chief Investment Officer Chris Hyzy unpacks what all of this means for investors.

  4. U.S. Equities: Four Drivers of Uncertainty
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    U.S. Equities: Four Drivers of Uncertainty

    Elections, oil prices, the Fed, recession fears…The S&P 500 has been under considerable strain recently. Savita Subramanian, head of U.S. Equity Strategy for BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, discusses the current market environment and offers her suggestions for where investors should look now, and in the months ahead.

  5. Market Updates
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    Market Updates

    Your resource for the latest thinking from our experts on the markets and economy

  6. Bonds That Build Roads
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    Bonds That Build Roads

    Municipal bonds can support infrastructure projects while providing tax-free income to investors

  7. What’s next? Your guide to dealing with market uncertainty
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    What’s next? Your guide to dealing with market uncertainty

  8. Rebuilding America: The Road Ahead
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    Rebuilding America: The Road Ahead

    U.S. roads and highways, bridges and power grids, and other critical infrastructure have fallen into dangerous disrepair. Can investors help restore our nation’s framework?

  9. The Years Ahead: Lower and Slower
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    The Years Ahead: Lower and Slower

    Chris Wolfe, head of the CIO office at Merrill Lynch, discusses the year ahead and three trends to watch

  10. How Volatility Affects Us as People
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    How Volatility Affects Us as People

    Michael Liersch, head of behavioral finance for Merrill Lynch, discusses the ways that market turbulence can have an impact on our decision making.

  11. Women Power
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    Women Power

    Their growing clout—as entrepreneurs, executives and consumers—is changing how companies do business and spurring economic growth around the world

  12. Outlook 2016: A Year of Global Transition
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    Outlook 2016: A Year of Global Transition

    Is the Federal Reserve charting the right course in raising interest rates? What key issues and trends should we watch for in 2016? Where are the most promising growth stories and how can investors position for them? In this video, Chris Hyzy, Chief Investment Officer for Bank of America Global Wealth & Investment Management, explores these questions and more as he shares his Outlook for 2016.

  13. CIO Weekly Letter
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    CIO Weekly Letter

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

  14. Are Lower Oil Prices a Setback for Renewable Energy?
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    Are Lower Oil Prices a Setback for Renewable Energy?

    Francisco Blanch of BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research explains the short term and the long term view.

  15. Education for All: An Engine for Global Growth
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    Education for All: An Engine for Global Growth

    The transformative power of education cannot be overstated. And industry, governments and non-profits are coming together to help increase access to it all around the world. Sarbjit Nahal, Head of Thematic Investing for BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, explores this changing landscape.

  16. CIO Outlook: The Forces Shaping Our World
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    CIO Outlook: The Forces Shaping Our World

  17. Outlook 2016: The Bridge Back to “Normal”?
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    Outlook 2016: The Bridge Back to “Normal”?

    Chief Investment Strategist Michael Hartnett explains several significant events and trends that could be key to how the global economy and markets fare in the coming year and beyond. Watch our video to find out more.

  18. Outlook 2016
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    Outlook 2016

    Facing moderate global growth, lower returns and higher volatility, investors this year will cast widely for the best opportunities.

  19. Bonds: Rising Rates Meet Low Liquidity
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    Bonds: Rising Rates Meet Low Liquidity

    Investors will need to watch for new risks as the environment changes

  20. Washington’s Business
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    Washington’s Business

    Will fiscal policy spur growth as monetary policy reaches its limits?

  21. Are You Meeting Your Need for Investment Income?
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    Are You Meeting Your Need for Investment Income?

    With interest rates at historic lows for several years, generating income from bonds and similar investments has been a challenge. Here, our experts offer steps and strategies you can consider while rates remain low—and also as they start to rise.

  22. How Presidential Elections Affect the Markets
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    How Presidential Elections Affect the Markets

    Bulls, bears, elephants and donkeys: White House races and volatility often go hand in hand.

  23. A New Labor Market
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    A New Labor Market

    Demographic and economic forces are changing employment patterns and favoring service jobs over manufacturing

  24. Silicon Valley Comes to Banking
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    Silicon Valley Comes to Banking

    Technology is changing how money flows, creating concerns and opportunities

  25. Impact Investing: The Performance Realities
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    Impact Investing: The Performance Realities

    Investing with your conscience no longer has to mean sacrificing potential returns

  26. Bubbling Water Issues
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    Bubbling Water Issues

    Global freshwater scarcity will worsen during coming decades, increasing the need for innovative solutions and private investment

  27. Five Big Surprises of 2015
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    Five Big Surprises of 2015

  28. Health Care and the Data Revolution
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    Health Care and the Data Revolution

    Dr. Larry Smarr, founding director of Calit2, talks about his quest to get healthier — and the new technologies that helped him along the way.

  29. Women and Climate Change
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    Women and Climate Change

    Although disproportionately affected by catastrophic weather events, women could nevertheless play a crucial role in creating a more secure future for us all

  30. Silver is the New Black
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    Silver is the New Black

    The number of seniors around the world is skyrocketing. The economic impact will be enormous – and felt across many sectors

  31. The World Is Going Hungry. <br>Here's How Investors Can Help
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    The World Is Going Hungry.
    Here's How Investors Can Help

    As the global imbalance in food worsens, more investment is needed to boost crop yields and reduce waste

  32. Five Forces of Global Change
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    Five Forces of Global Change

    From innovations that disrupt how we live to depleting resources and government reforms, these transformations will affect our financial lives in the years to come. Here's how to help stay ahead of them, and explore the opportunities.

  33. The Serious Business of Saving the Planet
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    The Serious Business of Saving the Planet

    This growing movement is addressing environmental woes, helping corporations become better citizens and providing wide-ranging investment opportunities. Here’s how you can get involved.

  34. Dealing With the Market's Latest Roller Coaster Ride
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    Dealing With the Market's Latest Roller Coaster Ride

    How should you respond when the markets throw you for a loop? With volatility expected to continue through year-end, we asked Michael Liersch, Merrill Lynch's head of behavioral finance, for his best advice

  35. The Burgeoning Middle Class
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    The Burgeoning Middle Class

    As incomes increase across the developing world, consumers are spending their money in new ways. Our CIO Office explores how investors can benefit

  36. Making Cents of Cyber-Security
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    Making Cents of Cyber-Security

    Cyber-crime is on the rise globally – and so is its potential financial impact. Our CIO Office looks at the ramifications

  37. Home Improvement: Can the Housing Recovery Continue?
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    Home Improvement: Can the Housing Recovery Continue?

    Optimistic news on the housing front bodes well for economic growth. Here, a look from our CIO Office at the current market, as well as long-term trends.

  38. Looking for Higher Yield? Look Abroad
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    Looking for Higher Yield? Look Abroad

    U.S. investors in search of greater income may want to consider international equities offering strong and stable dividends.

  39. The Rise of Robotics
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    The Rise of Robotics

    What are the key factors driving the growing demand for robots and automation, and where can investors look for opportunities? Michael Hartnett, chief investment strategist for BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, explores these issues.

  40. Europe's Open for Business
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    Europe's Open for Business

    With Europe's financial rebound no longer a secret, investors can still find potential opportunities by being selective and looking beyond the stock market.

  41. Redefining Wealth Management
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    Redefining Wealth Management

    What do you want your money to do for you? The Wealth Allocation Framework can help you find the answers.

  42. The “Internet of Things” Will Connect <i>Everything</i>
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    The “Internet of Things” Will Connect Everything

    Sensors embedded in everything from personal health care devices to sportswear to assembly lines now send and receive data to remarkable effect. It’s a wave sure to change our lives.

  43. How “Sustainable Capitalism” Is Creating a Better World
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    How “Sustainable Capitalism” Is Creating a Better World

    Companies can do well by doing right, says Arif Naqvi with The Abraaj Group. And that means shareholders, employees and local communities could all benefit.

  44. Searching for Income for All Your Needs
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    Searching for Income for All Your Needs

    With interest rates remaining low, here are fresh places to consider as you search for steady returns

  45. Why Cities Are the Future of Global Growth
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    Why Cities Are the Future of Global Growth

    Every week, millions of people make the move from rural communities to urban centers—something global investor Arif Naqvi considers "the most important trend of our lifetimes."

  46. How Green Is Your Business?
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    How Green Is Your Business?

    Environmental improvements can pose financial challenges for small companies. But ignoring sustainability could cost more in the long run, and even small changes may help your bottom line

  47. A Drive to Succeed
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    A Drive to Succeed

    By shifting focus from electric supercars to delivery trucks, Ian Wright met his goal to bring his fledgling technology company to the cutting edge of innovation

  48. The Global Fight Against Obesity
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    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.

  49. The Expansion of Space Commerce
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    The Expansion of Space Commerce

    With the U.S. aerospace industry beginning to look more like a free market, what might it mean for investors? 3-2-1, read on.

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