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RESP withdrawals: basic rules and strategic considerations


September 24, 2020

Subject | Tax & Estate

A registered education savings plan (RESP) is an effective vehicle for funding post-secondary education expenses, although the complex withdrawal rules can be confusing. Parents with children who are currently attending or who will be pursuing post-secondary education want to make sure tuition and living expenses are well funded through RESP withdrawals. Parents whose children have already completed their post-secondary education or who have decided not to pursue post-secondary education at all, want to wind down the RESP in the most tax-efficient way. In this article, we go back to basics and review the three types of withdrawals available from an RESP, along with offering some strategic considerations when making a withdrawal.

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U.S. election year seasonal effects and low interest rates support stocks


Sr. Investment Strategist Invesco Thought Leadership
September 23, 2020

Subject | Coronavirus impact | Macro views

In mid-June, we began cautioning that the high-velocity, v-shaped recovery in stocks from their March lows was producing tactically overbought conditions, raising the likelihood of a near-term pullback.1 Fast-forward to early-September and the S&P 500 Index began what now appears to be an abrupt risk-shedding event, centered on the high-flying growth and technology stocks.

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Our guide to watching the presidential debates

The first debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will take place on Sept. 29 — the first of three debates scheduled to take place before Election Day on Nov. 3. The first debate in an election season leaves an indelible impression on voters, especially in regard to the challenger. And often, this impression has nothing to do with substance on the issues and everything to do with optics and presentation. In short, Biden needs to show voters that he is strong enough and competent enough to hold the office. How he presents side-by-side with Trump will be determinative, in our view.

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ESG in fixed income: From niche to mainstream


Head of EMEA Product Strategy and Solutions
September 16, 2020

Subject | Invesco Fixed Income (IFI)

The Invesco 2020 Global Fixed Income Study provides hard evidence that a sea change has taken place over the last 18 months with respect to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) approaches in fixed income. The survey polled 159 fixed income professionals worldwide, accounting for around US$20 trillion of assets.1 The study shows significant and universal increases from 2019 to 2020 in terms of incorporation of ESG in fixed income (Exhibit 1).

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What will arise from today’s ‘creative destruction’?


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
September 14, 2020

Subject | Coronavirus impact | Macro views

It’s back to school season, and that invariably reminds me of my own education and all that I enjoyed learning when I was in school. One class that I found particularly thought-provoking was a business school class on the history of entrepreneurship. Interestingly, the curriculum started with Joseph Schumpeter, the economist who introduced the concept of “creative destruction,” which Schumpeter developed based on the theories of Karl Marx. Not surprisingly, I have thought a lot about Schumpeter’s views throughout the pandemic.

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