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Insights on the issues, trends and opportunities reshaping this transforming world today—and in years to come

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    The Road to Recovery

    In a few short months, the coronavirus pandemic has changed almost every aspect of our lives. In fact, the future of the economy, our finances and how we work and spend our time with family and friends could be quite different from anything any of us has ever experienced.

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    Merrill CIO Audiocast Series

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    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

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    Dealing with Volatility: What You Need to Know Now

    Timely insights to help you manage risk when markets shift

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    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.

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    Investment Strategy Overview

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

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    Merrill Perspectives Podcast

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    Capital Market Outlook

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

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    Tectonic Shifts in Global Supply Chains

    What a move toward deglobalization could mean for investors and companies

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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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    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.

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    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


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