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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: 529 Plans Expanded

The recent tax reform may affect your plans to save for college. Learn how a new definition of “qualified education expenses” changes what education costs a 529 plan can cover.

U.S. dollar faces another challenging year

The U.S. dollar had a rough year in 2017, falling in value against every currency from the “Group of Ten” industrialized countries. What’s the potential for 2018?

Drawing down the Federal Reserve balance sheet - what does it mean?

As the Federal Reserve begins the process for reducing its balance sheet balance, find answers to how this may - or may not - affect you and your investments.

Asset allocation moves in new directions

Many have forecast that stock market returns in the next 10 years will not match those of the last 10 years – or even the last 35 years. Instead, they expect lower returns and higher volatility. Get the views of our investment panel on the factors facing asset allocation now.

A change at the Fed - what could it mean?

President Donald Trump has chosen to appoint a new Federal Reserve Chair. If confirmed, Jerome Powell will assume control of the Fed in February 2018.

What’s the impact of inflation on consumers and investors?

Inflation can be a silent thief of your purchasing power in retirement. Learn why it’s wise to pay attention to the inflation rate with Waddell & Reed Insights.

Federal Reserve holds steady on interest rates, announces plans for balance sheet drawdown

For the second consecutive quarter, the Fed chose not to raise rates. At the same time, it announced plans for being to reduce its balance sheet. The drawdown, set to begin in October, will be passive and gradual.

U.S. Census Bureau releases report on young adulthood

In an April 2017 report, the U.S. Census Bureau examined changes in young adulthood over the last 40 years. The study looked at how the economic and demographic characteristics of young adults (ages 18 to 34) have changed from 1975 to 2016.

Federal Reserve announces another rate increase

The U.S. Federal Reserve's (Fed) policy-making committee increased the benchmark federal funds interest rate to 1.00%, a 0.25-percentage-point increase. This follows an increase in December 2016.

Election 2016: Tracking a Trump administration

We review the potential impact that President-elect Donald Trump and his administration may have on the economy, interest rates, the stock market and more.

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