As the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law in December 2017, corporations saw their tax rate drop from 35% to 21% with the stroke of a pen. This tax rate decline contributed to profits blasting higher in 2018.
It is normal for economies to accelerate and decelerate – this is known as the business cycle. The funny thing about cycles? They cycle!
Mother Nature has finally sprung spring! The green shoots sprouting in the flowerbed and the robins joyfully chirping in the trees tell us spring is, finally, here and summer is just around the corner.
Global equity markets were jolted lower during a violent October filled with geopolitical risk, slowing growth, and questions surrounding rich valuations in the technology sector. Investors were left wondering, “How can I reduce volatility in my stock portfolio?” Enter foreign equities.
Economies and markets tend to behave much like cars accelerating or decelerating. Best pay attention when approaching red lights…
Foreign currency movements routinely impact the revenues and expenses of corporations and have done so to an even greater extent over the last several decades of globalization.
Follow-Up from August 2017 Issue
“Those who live by the crystal ball are destined to eat broken glass.”
Close your eyes and imagine Tampa Bay beach. Many elements probably come to mind – white sand, clear blue water, sun, perhaps a gentle salty breeze.