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Weekly Economic Update for October 8, 2018

Weekly Economic Update for October 8, 2018


October 8, 2018

10-YEAR TREASURY YIELD HITS A 7-YEAR PEAK

Friday, the yield on the 10-year note reached 3.23%, its highest level since 2011. Its yield rose dramatically last week, influenced by hawkish comments from Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell and reports showing minimal unemployment and a swiftly expanding business sector.

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A Strong BYOD Policy Combines Convenience with Security

A Strong BYOD Policy Combines Convenience with Security


It’s easy to understand why more and more businesses are taking a “bring your own device” (BYOD) approach to the smartphones, tablets and laptops many employees rely on to do their jobs. BYOD can boost employee efficiency and satisfaction, often while reducing a company’s IT costs.

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Dig out Your Business Plan to Prepare for the Year Ahead

Dig out Your Business Plan to Prepare for the Year Ahead


Like many business owners, you probably created a business plan when you launched your company. But, as is also often the case, you may not have looked at it much since then. Now that fall has arrived and year end is coming soon, why not dig it out?

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Weekly Economic Update for October 1, 2018

Weekly Economic Update for October 1, 2018


October 1, 2018

FEDERAL RESERVE MAKES ITS THIRD RATE HIKE OF 2018

The central bank set the target range for the federal funds rate at 2.00-2.25% last week, in a move that economists and investors widely expected. One development was unexpected: the Fed removed the word “accommodative” from its latest policy statement, a hint that it may be on the verge of altering its monetary policy outlook.

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Review Your Estate Plan Before Retiring Abroad

Review Your Estate Plan Before Retiring Abroad


If you dream of spending your golden years in a tropical paradise, a culture-rich European city or another foreign locale, it’s important to understand the potential tax and estate planning implications. If you don’t, you could be hit with some unpleasant surprises.

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