After several last-minute changes, the Senate voted 51-49 in the early hours of Saturday morning to pass their version of tax reform. Only one Republican, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, voted against the bill, concerned about the $1 trillion or more in budget deficits the plan is expected to create. President Trump has been adamant about his desire to sign a final bill before Christmas. While we’re not quite there yet, the Senate’s vote Saturday morning crossed one potential roadblock and has made some form of tax reform by Christmas much more likely. Read more
Stocks bounced back last week after two weeks of declines. The S&P 500 rose 0.9% and is poised to deliver its 11th month of positive performance this year. The MSCI ACWI climbed 1.0%. Bonds rose as the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index gained 0.2%. Read more
Published by Scott Ford, Member of the Investment Committee for Carson Group Partners
Have you ever thought about the possibility of living past the age of 100? If you haven’t, you probably should. While there are currently about 75,000 centenarians in the United States, it is predicted that by 2050 that number will rise to 1 million. People are living longer than ever before, and this plays a significant role in how you plan for your retirement. Read more
Global stocks retreated marginally for the second week in a row. The S&P 500 fell 0.1%, and the MSCI ACWI slipped 0.2%. Bonds rose as the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index shed 0.2%.
Markets were disrupted by news from manufacturing giant GE that it plans to restructure its business. Read more
Global stock markets edged slightly lower after reaching new highs earlier in the week. The S&P 500 and the MSCI ACWI both slipped 0.2%. Bonds fared worse, as the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index shed 0.4%. Even with the slight decline, the S&P 500 and the MSCI ACWI are positive for November. Read more
Last Thursday House GOP leaders unveiled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), a tax plan that proposes a broad overhaul to the corporate and individual tax system, building from the framework announced in September by the White House and House GOP leaders. The TCJA proposes to create more jobs, grow paychecks and bring fairer taxes to American families. Read more
October produced another positive month for many major stock market indices, and the first few days of November pushed some to new highs. The S&P 500 rose 0.3%, the MSCI ACWI rose 0.6%, and the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index climbed 0.4%. The S&P 500 is now up more than 15% this year, and the MSCI ACWI has soared more than 18% since January. Read more
Millennials are poised to inherit approximately $41 trillion from their Baby Boomer parents over the next 40 years. The result will be the single largest intergenerational wealth transfer in human history. Many older clients, however, are beginning to voice growing concerns over the financial preparedness of their Millennial children, fearing they may lack the wherewithal to deal responsibly with a sudden influx of wealth.
Electing to receive Social Security benefits at early retirement age may result in higher personal income taxes and a smaller nest egg, particularly for high net worth individuals. In this paper, we’ll shed light on common Social Security myths and provide options that, in certain instances, could decrease your payments to Uncle Sam and increase the financial legacy you leave.