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Investment Policy Outlook

The fourth quarter of 2017 saw records for many markets, supported by low interest rates and expanding valuations, as U.S. real GDP grew by more than 3% for the second consecutive quarter since 2014. [1] In 2017, the S&P 500 had more record closes than in any other year since 1995. [2] Employment also continues to be strong, with healthy hiring gains continuing and unemployment remaining low. The economy is doing well, which underpins corporate earnings growth and equity markets. In addition, the positive impact of tax reform is being absorbed by the equity markets. One should not disaggregate the Fed and other central banks’ interest rate policies from the appreciation in global asset prices. We also believe that even with the Fed’s very gradual interest rate increases continuing, that interest rates are unusually low considering how much progress the economy and markets have made since…

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