Danielle Andrus, Investment Advisor
Our fearless forecasters share the highs, lows — and their worries — about 2017’s markets and economy.
We head into 2017 facing a great deal of uncertainty. The Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule, finally released in April 2016 after six long years of theorizing what it could hold for advisors, is once again an unknown entity as policymakers and industry organizations continue their fight to delay or dismantle it President-elect Donald Trump, who will take office Jan. 20, 2017, with a Republican majority in Congress, is untested as a politician, and his mercurial public persona makes it difficult to predict how he will finally act on issues that are in1portant to advisors and their clients.
Washington Bureau Chief Melanie Waddell breaks down some of these political and regulatory uncertainties in the cover story beginning on page 20 (see January issue of Investment Advisor). To attempt to divine how these factors might influence the economy, we turned to our monthly Asset Allocation panelists.
Each month, we ask our panelists to provide their financial and economic outlooks for the next six months, as well as their recommended portfolio allocations. This month, we asked them to expand these outlooks to all of 2017 and to share their top concerns for investors and for the economy.
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