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  • Health Savings Accounts: The Intersection of Retirement and Health Care April 23, 2018
    The increasing costs of health insurance borne by employees and employers alike has spawned a variety of plans and strategies to help manage the expenses. Among these are health savings accounts (HSAs), which first came onto the scene in 2003. HSAs allow individuals who are covered by high-deductible health plans to receive tax-preferred treatment of […]
    Kevin Murphy
  • Will 2018 be a Banner Year for US Bank Stocks? April 19, 2018
    Franklin Equity Group Vice President and Portfolio Manager Matt Quinlan explains why he thinks US banks could benefit from a more favorable economic and regulatory environment. Given this healthy backdrop, he believes select large-cap bank stocks may increase dividends and stock buybacks in the next two years. The post Will 2018 be a Banner Year […]
    Matt Quinlan
  • Who Said the Rules of the Game Could Change Because LIBOR’s Going Away? April 18, 2018
    There’s been a lot of discussion in the fixed income world about the end of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and what might replace it. But what hasn’t been as widely discussed is an important consequence for investors in this space: changes to LIBOR language in new-issue and amended credit agreements—particularly how these changes […]
    Mark Boyadjian, CFA
  • Why Tech-Sector Volatility Doesn’t Worry Us April 17, 2018
    While a few companies in the US technology space have been in the hot seat lately, Jonathan Curtis, vice president and research analyst with Franklin Equity Group, is largely unfazed. He said temporary “blips” affecting certain stocks are par for the course as consumers get used to new technologies—and how they impact our lives. He […]
    Jonathan Curtis

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