Greg Young, SVP and Senior Portfolio Manager at Bernstein Global Wealth Management spoke to WFE on January 11th to provide an overview of the 2017 U.S. Economic Outlook from an investment stand-point. Greg indicated that the US election (Trump plus Republican Congress) may catalyze faster economic growth and a pro-business climate. The stock and bond markets have begun to price that in. This optimism is a big change from recent years. Despite current optimism, political uncertainty across the globe will be high including potential US policy changes and elections across Europe in 2017. Markets, sectors and securities will react accordingly. Managing through this volatility and opportunity will be crucial to successful investment outcomes.

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