Litman Gregory Senior Advisor Gretchen Hollstein leads this client webinar featuring CIO Jeremy DeGroot to offer an update on current market risks and opportunities for investors in 2020. Discussion topics include: the catalysts for market performance in 2019, the economic environment going into 2020, and possible scenarios and outcomes over the longer term.
Senior Advisor Chris Wheaton also joins the call to discuss the SECURE Act of 2019 and some of the major changes that create planning opportunities, and Managing Director Alice Lowenstein shares an introduction on sustainable investing and the work Litman Gregory is doing to select investment managers and strategies that align with a sustainability focus.
View the three replay videos below: Market & Investment Outlook, Tax Planning Strategies, and Views from Leadership. The webinar slides can be viewed here.
Commentary from Our CIO—Second Quarter 2021
Global stock markets continued to surge in the second quarter. In our assessment of the macroeconomic backdrop and outlook, we continue to expect a strong global economic recovery over at least the next 12 months. In this quarterly commentary, our Chief Investment Officer, Jeremy DeGroot, reviews the current reasoning for our portfolio positioning, outlook on inflation, and forward-looking scenario analysis on the broader economy and markets.
Research Update: Increased Return Expectations for U.S. Stocks
As the economy and financial markets continue their recovery from the pandemic’s impact, our recent analysis resulted in improved expected returns for U.S. stocks. In this post we summarize our analysis and why we think an increased allocation to U.S. equities could benefit the risk-adjusted return profile of our portfolios.
Advisor Q&A: Tax Planning and the American Families Plan with Senior Advisor Chris Wheaton
The American Families Plan was recently released by President Joe Biden and includes many of the provisions outlined during his campaign. We asked Litman Gregory Senior Advisor, Chris Wheaton, to answer some questions about key proposed tax law changes, and related tax planning ideas for our clients to consider in 2021 and beyond.