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Merrill Perspectives: Clear Insights
to Navigate What Might be Next


Merrill Perspectives is here to help you make sense of today’s economic landscape. With a curated collection of timely resources and insights, we’ll help answer your most pressing investment questions and provide clarity for the road ahead.

Midyear 2021: Inflation, innovation and the path forward

Expert panelists explore how the rest of the year may be shaping up for the economy and the markets — and highlight the longer-term forces transforming our lives.

  • Why I Still Work in Retirement

    The additional income can help boost savings and increase your well-being

  • Government Stimulus, Taxes and Your Investments

    How the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act might affect the economy and your investments.

  • Could a Capital Gains Tax Hike Affect Your Investments?

    The proposed increase might not apply to everyone, but the  broader market could be impacted

  • Taxes & Relocating in Retirement: What to Think About Now

    What you need to know about states with low or no income tax

  • The One Secret to Creating a Smarter Wealth Transfer Plan

    Holding a family meeting to share your intentions is critical. Here are some tips for getting the conversation started.

  • The World is Changing—Should Your Investments?

    Your investment choices may have an impact on the world we're all invested in

  • It’s Time to Diversify Diversity

    A new report from BofA Global Research highlights the importance of giving everyone a voice—and a seat at the table

  • Is a Second Home a Smart Investment?

    Whether you're thinking of it for personal use or as an investment, here's what you should consider.

  • What Can an Advisor Do for Me?

    It's about so much more than investing—an advisor can help you pursue your financial goals.

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The Chief Investment Office (CIO) provides thought leadership on wealth management, investment strategy and global markets; portfolio management solutions; due diligence; and solutions oversight and data analytics. CIO viewpoints are developed for Bank of America Private Bank, a division of Bank of America, N.A., (“Bank of America”) and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (“MLPF&S” or “Merrill”), a registered broker-dealer, registered investment adviser and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.


BofA Global Research is research produced by BofA Securities, Inc. (“BofAS”) and/or one or more of its affiliates. BofAS is a registered broker-dealer, Member SIPC, and wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.



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