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    Merrill Perspectives Podcast

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    Coronavirus and the Markets

    As the country and the world grapple with a still-expanding pandemic, international economic activity has been disrupted and markets have been wildly volatile. Indeed, major stock indexes have experienced their sharpest decline in history and many companies have started laying off workers, adding financial pain and uncertainty to health worries. In light of all this, people are justified in asking what steps they might consider taking and how things might play out.

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    Merrill Daily CIO Audiocast

  4. markets

    Dealing with Volatility: What You Need to
    Know Now

    Timely insights to help you manage risk when markets shift

  5. markets

    Capital Market Outlook

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

  6. markets

    Tectonic Shifts in Global Supply Chains

    What a move toward deglobalization could mean for investors and companies

  7. finances

    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.

  8. finances

    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

  9. finances

    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

  10. markets

    The Latest on Coronavirus, the Markets and Economy

  11. markets

    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.

  12. markets

    Welcome to the 2020s

    What will life be like in the next decade? Our hosts peer into the future and find reason for optimism in the new—and often surprising—trends that could transform the markets, the economy, and our lives in the years ahead.

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    5 Questions to Ask Your Advisor Now

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    Stay Up to Date—Get Our Market Insights by Email

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    Market Decode: Is Impact Investing Right for You?

    Discover how you can combine a desire to have a positive impact on the world with investing for your future<br><br>

  16. people

    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.

  17. finances

    Creating Long Term Value in Your Portfolio with Sustainable and Impact Investing

    We are living in an era of growing social and environmental awareness. People and institutions are looking to make investment decisions with the goal of creating positive social or environmental impact, as well as a financial return.

  18. markets

    China Trade: Huawei and Why It Matters

  19. markets

    3 Investing Terms for Today's Markets

    Understanding them can help you have better informed conversations with your advisor.

  20. markets

    Market Decode: How Bonds Work—and What They Can Do for You

    Watch this video to get the basics on this key ingredient in a well-diversified portfolio

  21. finances

    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

  22. earth

    The Roadmap for Investing in a Sustainable World

  23. markets

    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

  24. giving

    Millennial Motivation: A Closer Look

  25. earth

    The Forces Driving Corporate Sustainability

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

  26. home

    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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