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Explore the Road Ahead

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What do we know about current economic and market conditions? How do those factors influence the potential outlook for 2019 and beyond? And what lessons should investors and advisors take into the new year?

Explore the Road Ahead 2019, a comprehensive outlook prepared by PMFA’s investment research team. From the economy and global equities to monetary and fiscal policy, we provide insight into what investors care about most: how the road ahead affects their financial future.



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Welcome to the 2019 Road Ahead
Welcome to Plante Moran’s annual outlook on the economy, policy, and the capital markets. We hope you find this year’s edition of the Road Ahead insightful and beneficial.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Video December 13, 2018 1 min watch
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The economy: Growth is likely to ebb, but expansion is still poised to continue
The economy is currently on track to experience the longest expansion in U.S. history if growth continues into the summer of 2019. Hear from PMFA Senior Strategy Analyst, Tricia Newcomb, on areas of ongoing strength as well as potential risks to watch out for.
Tricia Newcomb Wealth Management
Video December 12, 2018 2 min watch
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Fed policy: How much further will the Fed tighten?
While the direction of the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) interest rate policy appears clear, hear PMFA Chief Investment Officer, Jim Baird, discuss the Fed’s forecast, differing capital market expectations, and what that disparity means for investors.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Video December 12, 2018 3 min watch
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Fixed income: Balancing risks, finding opportunities
The fixed-income market environment of today calls for patience and prudence. Hear from PMFA Senior Fixed Income Analyst, Paul Olmsted, on the importance of balancing risk with the search for yield in your fixed-income portfolio.
Paul Olmsted Wealth Management
Video December 12, 2018 2 min watch
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Global equities: Increased volatility may persist, but there is a bright side
While 2018 has been a challenging year for global equities, fundamentals in the U.S. remain generally strong. Outside the U.S., a range of risks have weighed on international markets, but the long-term story there remains attractive. Hear PMFA Senior Equity Analyst, Eric Dahlberg, discuss global equity conditions.
Eric Dahlberg Wealth Management
Video December 12, 2018 2 min watch
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The Road Ahead: Final thoughts
Where does that leave investors today? PMFA Chief Investment Officer, Jim Baird, discusses how too many investors stumble, and how to successfully invest in the coming year and beyond.
Jim Baird Wealth Management
Video December 13, 2018 2 min watch

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