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Unique Opportunities and Risks

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Impact Investing: Unique Opportunities and Risks

Looking ahead, Climate Change will affect sectors of the economy to varying degrees, presenting unique opportunities and risks for investors.

Learn more about the potential economic impact.

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Progressive Agenda

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Progressive Agenda

Recent news of the Georgia Senate runoff outcomes provides President Joe Biden with the ability to pursue a more progressive agenda.

Read our Financial Markets Outlook to discover how potential regulatory action will impact infrastructure and taxes.

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Aggressive Fiscal Agenda

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Aggressive Fiscal Agenda

Longer-term interest rates should be subject to some upward pressure in Q1 due to a strong economy, aggressive fiscal agenda and rising inflationary expectations.

See themes our experts are most focused on this quarter in our Q1 Financial Markets Monitor.

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Aging Wisely: Your Estate Plan

Wealth Strategies

Aging Wisely: Your Estate Plan

Four practical steps you can take to ensure your estate plan is effective.

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Sustainable and Responsible

Investments

Sustainable and Responsible

What does it look like for a company to be both sustainable and responsible? When it comes to ESG investing, companies and businesses with these traits have a tendency to be industry leaders.

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Life Insurance

Wealth Strategies

Life Insurance

Navigating the different types of life insurance policies can be complicated. If you’re considering buying life insurance, it helps to have a good advisor to help you decide if it is a prudent purchase, how much to get, when to get it and what type of policy is best for your needs.

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Year-End Tax Planning

Wealth Strategies

Year-End Tax Planning

Year-end planning in 2020 is a little different than in previous years. Watch members of our Wealth Strategies Group discuss considerations for planning in an uncertain tax and economic environment, as well as items that are important to visit every year.

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Retirement Planning

Wealth Strategies

Retirement Planning

If you're thinking about how to maximize tax savings for your retirement planning, you may want to consider converting your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, here are three key considerations.

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ESG and Impact Investing

Investments

ESG and Impact Investing

What's the status of ESG investing, and where is it headed? Join Head of ESG & Impact Investing Solutions John Tennaro, CIMA, CSRIC, following Futurist Jack Uldrich's presentation on a "Great Reset" in society.

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January Investment Bulletin

Investments

January Investment Bulletin

After the FDA approval for a COVID vaccine and Congressional approval of another fiscal spending package, there is a lot to consider in early 2021.

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2021 Financial Markets Outlook

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2021 Financial Markets Outlook

As the world continues to progress toward a post-COVID-19 market environment, there are several economic factors to consider when looking toward the remainder of the new year.

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Aging Wisely pt. 1, Digital Assets

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Aging Wisely pt. 1, Digital Assets

Estate planning for digital assets is a new and evolving area of law. If your estate plan was created 10 years ago or more, those assets may not be included.

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Retirement Planning

G2G Impact

Retirement Planning

Are you starting to plan for retirement? Whether you are in your 20s, your 70s, or somewhere in between, answering four questions may help to narrow the scope and start on your path to retirement planning.

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Impact Investing

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Impact Investing

The goal of impact investing is to create "lasting change to benefit society and/or the environment, in addition to generating a financial return." -John Tennaro, CIMA, CSRI

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Filing for Social Security

Wealth Strategies

Filing for Social Security

Are you thinking about filing for Social Security? As you begin your analysis, there are five factors to take into consideration to help you make this important decision.

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Equity Incentive Compensation

Wealth Strategies

Equity Incentive Compensation

Are you receiving equity incentive compensation as part of your overall compensation package? There are three main types—each with its own pros and cons.

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Year-end Tax Planning Checklist

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Year-end Tax Planning Checklist

Our year-end tax planning checklist can help you get started with tax preparation in this uncertain tax and economic environment.

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Fuel Cell Prospects

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Fuel Cell Prospects

Fuel cells offer significant promise in reducing harmful carbon emissions by transforming oxygen into usable energy.

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Dr. Kevin Tabb on Vaccine that stands out

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Dr. Kevin Tabb on vaccine that stands out

The Beth Israel Lahey Health system is developing a vaccine in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson.This vaccine stands out from others in development with two key differences: It's intended to require only a single dose to be effective, and it doesn't require sub-zero refrigeration. Dr. Kevin Tabb, president and CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health shared this and more of his thoughts with us.

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Modern family planning

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Modern family planning

“Family” is a powerful word, loaded with meanings and emotions. Today, family structures go far beyond historical legal and cultural definitions. In general, the special planning considerations for modern families fall into three main categories.

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Ushering in the Clean Energy Transition

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Ushering in the Clean Energy Transition

The rise of electric vehicles may reduce greenhouse gas emissions and trigger substantial economic growth.

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The Purple Haze: Election Implications for markets and the Economy

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The Purple Haze: Election Implications for markets and the Economy

Washington may be controlled by both parties—a blue Presidency and House, and a red Senate. How could this political haze shape financial markets and the economy going forward?

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Five Ways To Build Flexibility Into Your Gift Planning

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Five Ways To Build Flexibility Into Your Gift Planning

Senior Wealth Strategist Theresa Marx recently contributed the article "Five Ways To Build Flexibility Into Your Gift Planning," which appeared in Private Wealth.

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Lessons learned for the next pandemic

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Lessons learned for the next pandemic

What are some of the lessons learned about the US healthcare system from this pandemic? Dr. Kevin Tabb, president and CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health shared his thoughts with us.

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How do you classify a healthcare company?

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How do you classify a healthcare company?

Investment management expert Daniel Lubin explains how companies are breaking down the barriers between healthcare and other sectors.

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Biotech and the Pandemic

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Biotech and the Pandemic

Where do you see the science and the biotech industry going in the next 10 years? Rajeev Shah, managing partner of RA Capital Management, shares his thoughts.

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New Corporate Working Environment

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New Corporate Working Environment

How does this new corporate working environment change the typical idea of a career path? Talent acquisition expert Deepali Vyas explains how the generation new to the workforce may find mobility opportunity among the changes.

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Future of healthcare in the US

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Future of healthcare in the US

How have healthcare providers pivoted in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how has this affected fundamental operations? We spoke with Kevin Tabb, MD, the president and CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health about the future of healthcare in the US.

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Are your investments reflecting your values and having a positive impact?

Investments

Are your investments reflecting your values and having a positive impact?

Sustainable and Responsible—or ESG Investing—doesn’t have one single approach or term to describe the investing approach. Why? To focus more on intentions than labels.

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Lessons learnt for the next pandemic

Special Edition

Lessons learnt for the next pandemic

A COVID-19 vaccine that does not require being held at sub-zero temperatures could greatly enhance delivery and distribution. We spoke with Kevin Tabb, MD, the president and CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health, on the vaccine being developed in conjunction with Johnson and Johnson.

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What does “values-based” mean to you?

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What does “values-based” mean to you?

Read more about how ESG investing provides investors with another way to express their values, complementary to philanthropy and charitable giving.

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Women In Private Wealth Management

Women's CIRCLE

Women In Private Wealth Management

With women projected to control more than 66% of household assets in the next 10 years (source: McKinsey), the need for female wealth advisors is increasing.

Join Patricia Bannan, Head of US Equities for CIBC Private Wealth, as she moderates a Women in Private Wealth Management panel with the CFA Society Boston.

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Learn the basics to start investing

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Learn the basics to start investing

Are you ready to learn about the basics and start investing? Do you want to know the difference between a stock and a bond?

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Legacy of COVID-19: Biotech and the Pandemic

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Legacy of COVID-19: Biotech and the Pandemic

In our Legacy of COVID-19 series titled "Biotech and the pandemic", we ask what's on many peoples' minds: "Will a vaccine totally eradicate COVID-19?" Rajeev Shah, managing partner of RA Capital Management shares his thoughts.

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Legacy of COVID-19: Work and careers

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Legacy of COVID-19: Work and careers

Learn best practices for hiring and onboarding being conducted remotely, how COVID-19 is changing the career outlook of the youngest of the workforce, and why leadership matters more than ever now in our recent article, Legacy of COVID-19: Work and careers.

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Q4 Economic and market outlook webcast

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Q4 Economic and market outlook webcast

“Anything but boring” might perfectly sum up the ride for US markets so far this year. CIBC Private Wealth investment experts discuss the key issues facing the economy and financial markets in the months ahead.

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Positive link between ESG and performance

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Positive link between ESG and performance

According to the Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment, there’s a positive link between ESG criteria and financial performance, but also reflects that there is no evidence in which ESG factors exclusively hurt performance.

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Financial Markets Monitor Q4 2020

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Financial Markets Monitor Q4 2020

Washington rode to the rescue to help stimulate the US economy this year. With 2020 winding down and the election around the corner, our experts look to answer: What happens next?

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Vaccines Under Development

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Vaccines Under Development

We recently asked Rajeev Shah, managing partner of RA Capital Management: "What's the update on vaccines under development?"

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Renewable energy surpassed coal in the U.S. energy supply mix

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Renewable energy surpassed coal in the U.S. energy supply mix

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2019 marked the first year in the modern electric era that renewable energy surpassed coal in the U.S. energy supply mix. This is one of many reasons companies delivering on the clean energy promise today may lead to an attractive investment opportunity.

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Stock Bulls Counting On Zero Rates Brush Off Rising Yields

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Stock Bulls Counting On Zero Rates Brush Off Rising Yields

"While a 'self-sustaining economic recovery' could pressure real rates higher, the market’s a good 100 basis points away from that being a concern for stocks," according to CIBC Private Wealth CIO David Donabedian.

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Rebecca Babin on Bloomberg TV talks trading and oil

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Rebecca Babin on Bloomberg TV talks trading and oil

Sr. Equity Trader Rebecca Babin recently appeared on Bloomberg TV's The Close to discuss trading and where she sees oil moving.

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What to Watch in October?

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What to Watch in October?

Several headwinds occurred in September, causing a pause in global equity market growth. Heading into October, our experts are monitoring these three market-moving events.

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Election implications for the healthcare and tech sectors

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Election implications for the healthcare and tech sectors

What's happening behind the headlines in tech and healthcare? We address top-of-mind questions as to how these sectors may be impacted based on different election outcomes.

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The Great Reset

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The Great Reset

A great reset is underway with influences at play even prior to the pandemic. Our clients and partners heard from Jack Uldrich, global futurist and best-selling author, as he explained how leaders can reframe problems into opportunities, restore communities and our natural world, and reconnect with employees and customers at a deeper level. Click the link below to learn more about event offerings.

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Healthcare during an election year

Special Edition

Healthcare during an election year

Attention to drugs and healthcare is certainly more pronounced during an election year--we remember 2016 quite well," says Rajeev Shah, managing partner of RA Capital Management.

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Social distancing and vaccine development

Special Edition

Social distancing and vaccine development

Take a look at RA Capital Managements' COVID-19 Map insights to learn why there is a complex relationship between social distancing and vaccine development.

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FOMC Update

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FOMC Update

The September FOMC meeting was the first scheduled since the adoption of the new policy framework. Get an update on noteworthy takeaways and our outook based on the Fed's new parameters.

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An Introduction to Impact Investing

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An Introduction to Impact Investing

Private markets have a history of stimulating innovation in the private sector by creating incentive for well-thought out ideas that have the ability to achieve real traction.

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Biotech and the Pandemic

Special Edition

Biotech and the Pandemic

Rajeev Shah, managing partner of RA Capital Management, tells us the biggest advances he's seen during the last 10 years, in CIBC Private Wealth's Legacy of COVID-19 series on biotech and the pandemic.

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Are you sure that you’re maxing out your 401(k)?

Wealth Strategies

Are you sure that you’re maxing out your 401(k)?

You may not be maximizing your contributions if you’re not familiar with the mega-backdoor options for your Roth IRA or 401(k).

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Education of our clients

Women's CIRCLE

Education of our clients

"Women's CIRCLE has been designed to help provide education for our clients, so that they can be empowered to understand their own financial affairs and the financial affairs of their families," says Linda Beerman, head of wealth strategies at CIBC Private Wealth.

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Directed Trusts, Delaware offers for your Trust

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Directed Trusts, Delaware offers for your Trust

Halsey Schreier, senior wealth strategist at CIBC Private Wealth, provides further insights into direct trusts and why you should consider Delaware as your trust jurisdiction.

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An Introduction to Impact Investing

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An Introduction to Impact Investing

Social, environmental and inclusive growth investments are all essential components of impact investing. How does this affect your portfolio?

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Estate Planning

Wealth Your Way

Estate Planning

Do you want to learn more about estate planning but don’t know where to begin? Do you want to know which essential documents should be included in your estate plan? A common misconception is that you have to be either old or rich to have an estate plan, which is why a lot of young people avoid it. But the reality is that estate planning is important regardless of your age or wealth—even if you are young and have modest assets.

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Federal Taxation

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Federal Taxation

The federal taxation landscape saw a dramatic change since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law. Read our summary of selected rates and rules

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Saving for Retirement With Your First 401(k)

Wealth Strategies

Saving for Retirement With Your First 401(k)

You just changed jobs, but have a 401(k) with your previous employer. What should you do? For several reasons, rolling over to a new IRA is often the best choice for people.

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The State of the Race

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The State of the Race

With barely two months to Election Day, where do the Presidential and Congressional races actually stand? Read our analysis of the current state of the races in part two of our election series.

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Climate Change – It's Not Just the Weather

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Climate Change – It's Not Just the Weather

What are companies in your portfolio doing with regards to Climate Change?

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Special Edition

Special Edition

What to Watch in September

Each month, we take a look back at key market drivers and look ahead for What To Watch. See what our experts are keeping an eye on in September.

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Special Edition

Special Edition

2020 Presidential Candidates Tax proposals

The Presidential candidates’ tax platforms are taking shape, and their current proposals are compared with existing tax law.

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Young Adults Strategic Philanthropy

Do you want to incorporate charitable giving into your financial plan? Would you like to learn more about how to become engaged in strategic philanthropy either as an active part of an existing family legacy, or by finding your own path and creating a new tradition of giving?

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Special Edition

Special Edition

Biotech and the Pandemic

Innovations that emerged during this pandemic will outlive it. Learn about the latest advances in the biotech industry, and where it’s going in the next 10 years.

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Credit and Debt Management

Wealth Your Way

Credit and Debt Management

"Credit lets you leverage time." -Ryan Christine Coulson, host of Wealth Your Way podcast and senior wealth strategist for CIBC Private Wealth.

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While You Were Sleeping

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While You Were Sleeping

Real estate purchases in another country can be a complicated process with many considerations and moving parts that can be difficult to navigate. Learn how experts across CIBC teamed together to help this client buy a new house in London and plan for a multi-year renovation.

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How Utilities are Capitalizing on Clean Energy

Investments

How Utilities are Capitalizing on Clean Energy

As the use of clean energy technologies continues to increase, we see electric utilities as a stable investment option that will set the foundation for long-term electrification and decarbonization trends.

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Elections & financial markets… What History Tells Us

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Elections & financial markets… What History Tells Us

The Presidential and Congressional races are rapidly approaching, and the implications of election outcomes on your investment portfolio and strategy may very well be top of mind.

CIBC Private Wealth CIO, Dave Donabedian, CFA, provides a historical look at the impact of past elections in part one of our series leading up to the November appointments.

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Investing Fundamentals For Young Adults: Asset Allocation

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Investing Fundamentals For Young Adults: Asset Allocation

Choosing the right asset allocation for you depends on your personal preferences and goals. Two main factors to consider: time horizon and risk tolerance. Learn more from Senior Wealth Strategist Halsey Schreier.

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Navigating the 2020 Election: The impact to the race

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Navigating the 2020 Election: The impact to the race

As the turbulence of the presidential primaries has given way to physical distancing, event postponements, and national protests, the United States’ political leadership is being put to the test at a critical phase of the 2020 election. What impact will the global pandemic and civil unrest have on the race? We hosted a virtual webinar with David Wasserman of The Cook Political Report to answer this question.

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Navigating the 2020 Election

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Navigating the 2020 Election

David Wasserman, house editor for The Cook Politcal Report, shared his thoughts on the impact the global pandemic and civil unrest have had on the election in an exclusive virtual event for our clients.

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ESG Investing

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ESG Investing

Do you want your investments to reflect your values and have a positive impact on the world? Or perhaps you simply want to use investing to support sustainable and responsible companies.

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Financial Post: Hedge Funds Win One From Robinhood in Dizzying Week for Stocks

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Financial Post: Hedge Funds Win One From Robinhood in Dizzying Week for Stocks

Chief Investment Officer Dave Donabedian, CFA, was quoted in the Financial Post article, "Hedge Funds Win One From Robinhood in Dizzying Week for Stocks."

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Vaccine Variables and Investment Implications

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Vaccine Variables and Investment Implications

Our CIBC Private Wealth healthcare analysts discuss the rapidly evolving landscape around the creation of a coronavirus vaccine and the possible development and investment implications.

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Yahoo! Finance: Robinhood Midas Touch in Stocks Disputed by Barclays Researcher

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Yahoo! Finance: Robinhood Midas Touch in Stocks Disputed by Barclays Researcher

“The number of instances where retail investors alone can truly drive an industry’s or sector’s performance or the market’s performance is very rare,” CIBC PWM's CIO Dave Donabedian, CFA, tells Yahoo! Finance.

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Adapting to a Changed Landscape: Debt and Deficits

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Adapting to a Changed Landscape: Debt and Deficits

Did you know that the average forecast for GDP losses in 2020 is nearly 6%? That would be the largest contraction in the U.S. economy in the post-World War II era.

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Case Study: A Big Event and Big Liquidity

Commercial Banking

Case Study: A Big Event and Big Liquidity

Every year, thousands of people sell their businesses and experience a major life event: liquidity. It changes everything. For a client of the St. Louis office of CIBC Private Wealth, it changed him from an entrepreneur seeking only a mortgage to a former business owner seeking multifaceted advice.

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How CIBC Private Wealth Analyzes Tech Investments

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How CIBC Private Wealth Analyzes Tech Investments

The rapid change in the technology sector means due diligence of potential investments is ever more necessary. Read our brief one-pager about how the equity investment team at CIBC Private Wealth analyzes tech investments.

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Adapting to a changed landscap

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Adapting to a changed landscape

Weighing federal government spending as a share of GDP reveals two important dynamics: First, the government’s share of the economy has grown significantly over time. Second, this upward slope is driven by responses to crises, both because spending goes up and GDP falters. The result is a secular increase in government as a share of the economy.

The philosophy of our investment team is to look beyond today and focus on the trends that could significantly change the opportunity set and risk levels in the financial markets for years to come.

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Big Tech Benchmark Concentration

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Big Tech Benchmark Concentration

While the markets have certainly been volatile, and we have made strategic adjustments in our portfolios to reflect the “new normal,” it’s important to remember our investment philosophy has not changed.

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Federal Reserve still all in

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Federal Reserve still all in

After June’s FOMC meeting, we think it’s fair to say that the Fed is still all in. We recap the three main takeaways to keep you informed: Zero interest rate policy, balance sheet operations and summary of economic projections.

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Wealth Your Way: Mutual fund basics

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Wealth Your Way: Mutual fund basics

Investing is a key component to building wealth, and mutual funds are a great place to start—especially for those new to investing.

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After COVID-19: Debt and Deficits

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After COVID-19: Debt and Deficits

In response to COVID-19-related government debt concerns, Fed Chairman Powell stated, “This is not the time to act on those concerns. This is the time to use the great fiscal power of the U.S.” Regardless of this warning, we consider the potential outcomes of what some may refer to as wartime-sized deficits.

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Investing Fundamentals For Young Adults: Understanding Risk

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Investing Fundamentals For Young Adults: Understanding Risk

Interested in investing? By taking the time to understand the full scope of the potential risks and rewards of an investment, you can save money, potentially make money, and possibly avoid some of the disappointment and surprise that can happen when things don’t go as planned.

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Investing Fundamentals For Young Adults: Asset Allocation

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Investing Fundamentals For Young Adults: Asset Allocation

Do you want to help your children learn about investing in order to prepare them for a healthy financial life? By teaching young adults to invest now, you can help set them up for a financially sound future. A good place to start is with the basic investment concept of asset allocation.

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What to Watch in June

Investments

What to Watch in June

As we reflect on May’s key market drivers, we also take a look at what major events to watch for in June, such as: The possible spread of COVID-19, reopening of economies, U.S.-China relations and additional relief packages.

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Yahoo! Finance: Extreme Behavior Is on Display Everywhere in the Stock Market

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Yahoo! Finance: Extreme Behavior Is on Display Everywhere in the Stock Market

CIBC Private Wealth CIO Dave Donabedian, CFA, tells Yahoo! Finance: “We’ll have exciting days like yesterday and some down days when somebody’s treatment trial or vaccine trial fails."

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Financial Advisor: Women And Wealth - Being Proactive During Times of Uncertainty And Volatility

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Financial Advisor: Women And Wealth - Being Proactive During Times of Uncertainty And Volatility

Senior Wealth Strategist Beth Mayfield was bylined in the Financial Advisor article "Women And Wealth: Being Proactive During Times of Uncertainty And Volatility."

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Proactive planning with low market values using a sale to a Grantor Trust

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Proactive planning with low market values using a sale to a Grantor Trust

What is a grantor trust? Theresa Marx and Halsey Schreier break it down for you.

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This changes everything: Outlook for markets and wealth planning in the midst of a pandemic

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This changes everything: Outlook for markets and wealth planning in the midst of a pandemic

CIO Dave Donabedian summarizes the key takeaways from our quarterly outlook webinar.

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International markets in an uncertain world

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International markets in an uncertain world

Our team continues to work with global companies to formulate our investment thesis and portfolio adjustments--especially in these unpredicatble times. Portfolio managers of our CIBC International Growth Strategy explain their tactics.

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New to Investing

G2G Impact

New to Investing

New to investing? Access information and resources about investment terms, asset allocation, stocks, bonds, mutual funds and alternative asset classes.

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Considerations amidst uncertainty

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Considerations amidst uncertainty

Host Sid Queler is joined by CIBC Private Wealth experts outlining proactive investments, planning and banking ideas that can enable you to take advantage of low market values and low interest rates.

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The math of the aftermath: Looking past the corona shock

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The math of the aftermath: Looking past the corona shock

What will the coronavirus recession have wrought when we look back on it years from now? Read our Economic Commentary for an analysis.

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Big Tech Benchmark Comparison

Special Edition

Big Tech Benchmark Comparison

The top five stocks in the S&P500 comprise ~20% of the index – the highest concentration ever seen from its five largest holdings. While market dominance may be cause for concern, we compare and contrast these positions to two flagship equity strategies and explain why we aren't worried.

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Big Tech Benchmark Concentration

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Big Tech Benchmark Concentration

Head of Equities Patricia Bannan, CFA, and Portfolio Manager and Equity Analyst Jim Farrell, CFA, discuss the increased interest and concern of dominating tech stocks within the S&P 500 and the impact on their own investment philosophies and outlook.

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Proactive planning with low market values using Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts

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Proactive planning with low market values using Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts

Are you considering transferring your wealth to your family, while retaining indirect access if needed? A spousal lifetime access trust (SLAT) may be right for you.

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Fiscal and Monetary Policies

Investments

Fiscal and Monetary Policies

Fiscal and monetary policies have been introduced to lessen the economic strain on state and local governments. Head of Fixed Income Gary Pzegeo, CFA, makes sense of the current state of the muni market and provides our outlook for investors in this space.

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Proactive planning in volatile markets: Roth conversions

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Proactive planning in volatile markets: Roth conversions

The current market downturn is an opportunity to potentially save on income taxes and generate income tax-free growth for retirement savings as markets recover. One option is a Roth IRA conversion.

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Treasury funds

Investments

Treasury funds

Remaining Treasury funds from the CARES Act could allow the Fed to finance an additional $2.5 trillion to deploy across credit instruments. This would bring the Fed’s balance sheet to nearly $12 trillion—over half the size of the U.S. economy.

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Making sense of the Muni Market

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Making sense of the Muni Market

“In the event that deficits are created by an economic contraction, such as this one, the balanced budget restriction makes the overall contraction more challenging.” says Head of Fixed Income Gary Pzegeo, CFA, as he describes the current state of the muni market and provides our outlook for investors in this space.

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Forbes: Proactive Planning With Low Interest Rates Using Intra-Family Loans

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Forbes: Proactive Planning With Low Interest Rates Using Intra-Family Loans

During this uncertain time, when some family members may be facing financial challenges, CIBC Private Wealth’s Senior Wealth Strategist, Halsey Schreier, analyzes proactive planning with low interest rates using intra-family loans.

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COVID-19 Fallout: An Acceleration in De-Globalization

Special Edition

COVID-19 Fallout: An Acceleration in De-Globalization

We believe globalization is undergoing a transformative change with significant implications for the economy and financial markets. Read our CIO commentary to learn more.

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3 Questions on Cybersecurity That Should Be Asked in the Presidential Debates

Publication

3 Questions on Cybersecurity That Should Be Asked in the Presidential Debates

What is your plan for ensuring the U.S. succeeds in cyber warfare? In the latest issue of The Advisor magazine, Kelly Shortridge analyzes three questions on cybersecurity that should be asked in the presidential debates.

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32nd Annual RPTE National CLE Conference

Event

32nd Annual RPTE National CLE Conference

CIBC Private Wealth is committed to standing with our partners and mutual clients during these difficult times. Our team continues to guide investment portfolios through market volatility and discuss proactive wealth planning.

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17 Experts’ Predictions on When We Will Bounce Back From COVID-19

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17 Experts’ Predictions on When We Will Bounce Back From COVID-19

CIO Dave Donabedian: A Rapid Recovery Could Begin This Summer; featured in Yahoo Finance’s 17 Experts’ Predictions on When We Will Bounce Back From COVID-19.

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Battery Innovation for Clean Energy

Publication

Battery Innovation for Clean Energy

Did you know that clean energy’s continued growth is largely due to remarkable advances in energy storage, specifically batteries? Learn more about battery innovation for Clean Energy in The Advisor.

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10 Women in Forbes World's Richest Individuals

Women's CIRCLE

10 Women in Forbes World's Richest Individuals

2018 marked 10 women entering the Forbes world’s 100 richest individuals. As women's wealth is rising, it's important that you have the right tools to make the right decisions. We're here to help with our Women's CIRCLE program (Source).

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Cybersecurity – The Conversation that Is Missing from the Presidential Debates

Wealth Strategies

Cybersecurity: The Conversation that is missing from the Presidential Debates

Cybersecurity impacts everything from warfare to our way of life, and thus has policy implications at a national scale. It would be a grave mistake to underestimate the importance of cybersecurity in geopolitical strategy and how much our “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” depends on it today, says Kelly Shortridge, vice president of product strategy at Capsule 8.

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Protecting What You Have Built

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Protecting What You Have Built

Household, Liability and Online Risk.

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Top Three Tech Trends

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Top Three Tech Trends

We recently shared the three top technology trends shaping the future in The Advisor.

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Equity strategy performance Q1 and beyond

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Equity strategy performance Q1 and beyond

How can investors financially endure this crisis? View highlights from our proprietary equity strategies’ performance this quarter and learn how we are finding opportunities within the market volatility.

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Senior Equity Trader Rebecca Babin quoted in Yahoo! Finance

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Senior Equity Trader Rebecca Babin quoted in Yahoo! Finance

Rebecca Babin, senior energy trader at CIBC Private Wealth, talked to Bloomberg TV about the uncertainty regarding who might be exposed if worst-case scenarios for USO come to pass.

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3 Steps to Begin (or Continue) Philanthropy

Blog

3 Steps to Begin (or Continue) Philanthropy

Are you considering giving back to your community? Senior Wealth Strategist Judy Saxe presents "3 Steps to Begin (or Continue) Philanthropy."

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Retirement Planning Basics

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Retirement Planning Basics

Retirement planning may seem like a daunting task, but it's easier than it used to be thanks to the many tools and resources available. Here, you'll find tools, resources and basic steps to help you get started.

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IPO Markets

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IPO Markets

Initial public offerings (IPOs) have seen some high valuations in recent years. Read our blog on IPOs, authored by Senior Relationship Manager Brad Craig.

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Roth IRA

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Roth IRA

Roth IRAs do not permit tax-deductible contributions but allow you to make completely tax-free withdrawals under certain conditions.

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4 Gifting Strategies That May Work for You and Your Family

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4 Gifting Strategies That May Work for You and Your Family

Have you considered a charitable gift? Learn about four gifting strategies in our latest blog post.

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Big three factors

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Big three factors

Where do we go from here? There are three big factors to look at. Stay up to date with our expert's latest updates, analysis and insights of the impact #COVID19 has had on the financial markets

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Tortoise Economy

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Tortoise Economy

The U.S. economy, dubbed the Tortoise Economy, grew for a post war record of nearly 11 years at a rate below historical averages. That is until Feb 25. Follow our Coronavirus: Financial Insights & Resources page to better understand what has already transpired and what lies ahead.

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Financial Planning Challenges & IPOs

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Financial Planning Challenges & IPOs

During the technology IPO boom / bust cycle of 1999 – 2000, failure to implement diversification strategies resulted in many lost fortunes as company stock prices fell. In worst cases, poor tax planning resulted in bankruptcies. It pays to be prepared.

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ESG Investing: Why 'Doing the Right Thing' May Be a Good Investment Idea

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ESG Investing: Why "Doing the Right Thing" May Be a Good Investment Idea

One of the most captivating trends today is ESG investing, which focuses on companies having a positive impact on the world. Contrary to long-standing perception, the data shows that performance and purpose can go hand in hand.

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Impact on the Economy

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Impact on the Economy

Looking forward, what will the impact on the economy be? CIO Dave Donabedian takes a realistic view. Stay up to date with our expert's latest updates, analysis and insights of the impact COVID-19 has had on the financial markets.

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Stay Connected

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Stay Connected

Social distancing measures will help contain the spread of the virus, but it's important to understand we are all going through the same thing and that we stay connected as we pass through this crisis together. We are here for you. Stay informed with updates, analysis and insights as to how the financial markets are impacted.

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Federal Reserve announces lending program details on up to $2.3 trillion to support the economy

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Fed announces lending program details on up to $2.3 trillion to support the economy

Markets are viewing the Federal Reserves’ announcement around lending facilities to support the economy positively.

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Hear from our portfolio managers: Focus on facts in international markets

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Hear from our portfolio managers: Focus on facts in international markets

“Downside protection [in this portfolio] comes from work that was done months, weeks or even years ago. In terms of discerning whether the companies we own are in fact of the quality, that would lead to outperformance in a period of dislocation, such as this.” emphasizes CIBC International Growth Strategy Co-Portfolio Manager Dan Delany.

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The economy is in for tough times, but here's a roadmap for recovery from the coronavirus

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The economy is in for tough times, but here's a roadmap for recovery from the coronavirus

Success containing the virus could spawn recovery before year-end. CIO Dave Donabedian spoke with MarketWatch about what we can expect.

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How do you not panic about what’s happening to your retirement account? Just don’t look.

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How do you not panic about what’s happening to your retirement account? Just don’t look.

“The day-to-day volatility is a sign that investors don’t know what to do.” stated CIO Dave Donabedian when speaking to the Washington Post.

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The Intentional Recession- Markers Along the Road

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The Intentional Recession– Markers Along the Road

“The second quarter will be the biggest quarterly economic decline in U.S. peacetime history, we believe. I expect economic normalization to gradually begin in the third quarter, followed by a potential strong recovery taking hold in the fourth quarter,” says CIO Dave Donabedian.

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FOMC expands efforts to support the economy

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FOMC expands efforts to support the economy

The Federal Reserve expands efforts to support the economy by addressing the absence of credit market liquidity. Read more in the latest blog post by Head of Fixed Income Gary Pzegeo, CFA®.

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Wealth Your Way podcast: Episode 2

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Wealth Your Way podcast: Episode 2

In case you missed it, listen to the full "Health Insurance and Benefit Selection" episode, which aired on Mar 11.

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Proactive Planning During a Time of Uncertainty and Volatility

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Proactive Planning During a Time of Uncertainty and Volatility

Now is a good time to review your estate planning documents and take advantage of low market values and high volatility.

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COVID-19 and the Markets: Addressing four big questions

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COVID-19 and the Markets: Addressing four big questions

COVID-19 and the Markets: Read our CIO commentary as we address four important questions around the financial markets storm we’re facing.

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Coronavirus and market updates

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Coronavirus and market updates

“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.” –Aristotle. Stay up to date on how markets are being impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Equity Market Update in Response to COVID-19

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Equity Market Update in Response to COVID-19

“There can be a huge opportunity cost for getting out, and not getting back in.” says Head of Equities Patricia Bannan, CFA®. Listen to the full podcast for an overview of the current state of the equity markets and how our equity teams are responding.

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Federal Taxation

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Federal Taxation

The federal taxation landscape saw a dramatic change since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law in 2017. Read our summary of selected rates and rules.

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