Economy And Market Direction. From an economic standpoint, it appears the economy is moving ahead.The ISM manufacturing data ticked higher last month, in spite of the weather, and the employment report earlier in March showed a modest gain in new jobs. Read More>
Outlook 2014. At the broadest level, the growth rate for the global economy (which the International Monetary Fund estimates at 2.9% for 2013) improved in spots over past year and seems set to increase at least modestly through 2014.
On a year-over-year basis, the U.S. economy grew at a real (i.e., inflation-adjusted) rate of around 2% in 2013 (through the third quarter), Europe finally emerged from recession, and the United Kingdom (2.6%) and Japan (2.1%) also generated modest but positive growth. Read More>
Tax Legislation Special Report. A constant in our lives is changing tax legislation. With the combined changes of current year tax legislation and the phasing in of prior year tax legislation, calendar year 2013 has been no exception. Thus, as we approach the end of the year and begin to start thinking more about our individual tax situations, here are some highlights of those changes. Read More>