Plan for the new tax law.

How The New Tax Law Affects You

On December 22, 2017, the president signed and put into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). While much more legislation will be required on both the federal and state levels to clarify and correct the new rules, here’s what we know right now… New lower federal payroll withholding tables will go into effect…

Climbing A Wall Of Worry

The third quarter of 2017 was highlighted by unfavorable seasonal effects and a steady stream of nerve wracking geopolitical developments, but despite a challenging environment world equity markets persistently fought off short-term jitters and closed out the quarter solidly in the green. Commodities markets also bounced back in the third quarter, and fixed income found a way to post positive returns as investors continued to demonstrate an appetite for both credit related yield and safe-haven plays to hedge portfolio risks.

Those who stayed invested during the third quarter were amply rewarded for doing so, but as markets climbed higher the risks of an overvalued market rose in tandem. With the fourth quarter looming, investors must decide if they should remain fully invested, or start to pull back after the unusually strong run this year.