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Jan 29, 2018 Litman Gregory Fourth Quarter 2017 Research Q&A

In this quarter's Research Q&A, we discuss inflation, a curve-steepening fixed-income scenario, the U.S. dollar’s valuation, the effect of rising rates on arbitrage, and the recent performance of major equity factors and styles.

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Jan 26, 2018 Research Alliance Will U.S. Tax Cuts Give "Bang for the Buck" on CapEx?—Thornburg

CEO Jason Brady says some companies might struggle to find new investment avenues in capital spending plans on CNBC Asia’s Squawk Box.

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Jan 25, 2018 Research Alliance Socially Responsible Investors Made Waves in 2017—Parametric Portfolio Associates

Interest in socially responsible investing was strong in 2017. What's next for 2018?

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Jan 25, 2018 Research Alliance Why Samsung Can Be an Apple of Investors’ Eyes—Thornburg

Samsung is no longer a stodgy conglomerate (or chaebol in Korea) that just makes consumer and industrial electronic devices and equipment, along with some home appliances. Its sales of semiconductor chips and panels account for nearly half of total revenues.

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Jan 24, 2018 Research Alliance Davos as Contra-Indicator—Guggenheim Investments

Euphoria at Davos may be a sign that the market melt up may soon begin to cool.

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Jan 23, 2018 REITs: A Tough Call in the Face of Rising Rates

We believe REIT fundamentals remain generally healthy, but in today’s rising rate environment, our confidence in how REITs will perform is low. We require an even larger margin of safety when considering a tactical allocation.

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Jan 22, 2018 Research Alliance Tax Reform Moves the Needle on U.S. Corporate Tax Competitiveness—Thornburg

If U.S. tax reform modestly boosts economic growth and deepens the fiscal deficit, its benefits for smaller companies are significant. It also ends incentives that spurred bigger U.S. firms to decamp to lower-tax jurisdictions abroad.

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Jan 19, 2018 Research Alliance 10 Macro Themes to Watch in 2018—Guggenheim Investments

These 10 charts illustrate the macroeconomic trends most likely to shape Federal Reserve policy and investment performance in 2018 and beyond.

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Jan 18, 2018 Fourth Quarter 2017 Research Call Replay

This is a replay of our fourth quarter 2017 Litman Gregory research team webcast, held January 18, 2017. Topics covered (among others): inflation and the U.S. economy, asset class updates, the impact of tax reform, and tax planning.

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Jan 18, 2018 Research Alliance Is 2018 the Time to Hedge Your (Equity) Bets?—Parametric Portfolio Associates

As we ring in 2018, many cautious investors are looking over their shoulders and asking: Is this the right time to hedge equities? Well, it depends. Your challenge is determining if the benefits associated with hedging outweigh the expected costs.

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