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December 9, 2016
Subject | Tax & Estate

As year-end approaches, the natural inclination for many of us is to start winding things down. But when it comes to tax planning, this is the time to perk up and take action.

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Outlook 2017: Factor investing in the coming year

Although it may sound like a well-worn cliché, we are at a critical juncture as 2017 approaches. Two important tests of voter sentiment – the U.S. general elections and the U.K.’s referendum (Brexit) to leave the European Union (EU) – have occurred in less than six months’ time, and the ramifications could prove profound. Although the U.S. is now in the seventh year of an economic expansion, the current recovery is among the slowest on record and has been subject to bouts of market volatility that have buffeted the financial markets and tested investors’ resolve.

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What does the Italian “no” vote mean for the eurozone?

Italians voted Sunday, Dec. 4, to reject changes to their constitution, leading to the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and marking a victory for the country’s populist movement. Polls had suggested that Italian voters would reject the referendum on constitutional amendments to reform the Senate by a margin of about 10%. The turnout at 70% and margin of victory at 18% were both higher than expected.

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Outlook 2017: Fixed income under a Trump administration


December 6, 2016
Subject | Active management | Invesco | Macro views | Outlook 2017

Invesco Fixed Income’s 2017 macro outlook is likely to be significantly influenced by the policy direction of the newly elected U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration. We believe there are a few key policy elements that will likely be implemented early in the Trump administration.

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Outlook 2017: International stocks through the EQV lens


November 29, 2016
Subject | Active management | Institutional | Invesco | Outlook 2017

As we look toward 2017, the general near-term outlook for international equities continues to appear somewhat mixed, given a combination of global macroeconomic risks. In our view, some of the larger risks include possible instability relating to Brexit and the eurozone, deleveraging in the largest emerging markets, and uncertainty created by the recent U.S. presidential election as well as upcoming elections in Germany and France.

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