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What part will municipal bonds play in a changing rate environment?

Even as equity markets reach new highs, there can be more reason than ever to consider the municipal bond market for your portfolio.

New real estate sector puts equity REITs in the spotlight

On Sept. 1, publicly traded real estate companies were assigned their own sector on the S&P and MSCI indices, entirely separate from the financials sector where they had previously been listed. How will this affect your investments?

Money Market Reform: What you need to know

Changes are being made to the way money market funds are governed. This article is designed to explain the changes coming to the Ivy and Waddell & Reed Advisors money market funds.

2016 Midyear Outlook: Six Issues to Watch Now

The first half of 2016 provided a choppy ride for investors, with concerns about global economic growth, uncertainty about interest rates, stock market volatility, slowly rising oil prices and the pending U.S. presidential vote. We think several of these factors will persist in the near term and have identified six issues to watch for the remainder of the year.

Be prepared to retire in a volatile market

In an ideal world, your retirement would be timed perfectly. You would be ready to leave the workforce, your debt would be paid off, and your nest egg would be large enough to provide a comfortable retirement--with some left over to leave a legacy for your heirs. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world, and events can take you by surprise.

Brexit a go. Now what?

In rather shocking display, the U.K. voted to leave the European Union. What's next for investors?

Pursuing income through multi asset investing

Given the persistence of low interest rates, it may be time to consider multi-asset funds. They can combine multiple asset classes and investment strategies within a single fund.

Real estate stands on its own

On Aug. 31, 2016, real estate will move to its own sector under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®) structure and move out of the financials sector.

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