US Politics Must-Pass Legislation & Pre-Existing Illness Pain

As members come back from the campaign trail, they face a growing list of items that will need to be addressed over the next year mehr or two. Some of these need to be tackled over the lame duck period, whereas others have timelines that extend into the next session.

  • Must-Pass Legislation & Pre-Existing Illness Pain

    As members come back from the campaign trail, they face a growing list of items that will need to be addressed over the next year or two. Some of these need to be tackled over the lame duck period, whereas others have timelines that extend into the next session. mehr

  • One day, even Amazon will fail

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a stunning admission last week when addressing what lessons he has learned from the recent bankruptcies of Sears and other big retailers. mehr

  • Brexit: and now for the difficult part

    As expected, reaching a Withdrawal Agreement (WA) with the EU is only one step towards the UK being able to reach a Brexit deal. On 15 November there were multiple resignations from UK Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet, and some members of the Conservative Party are now attempting to stage a vote of no confidence in her leadership. mehr

  • What does Amazon HQ2 mean for New York?

    Long Island City, NY (LIC), will be one of the two new Amazon headquarters. But how will it affect the neighborhood, especially when it comes to transportation and housing, and how might investors benefit? mehr

  • Don't overlook potential positive surprises

    Chinese equities rallied on 15 November (CSI300 +1.3%, Hang Seng +1.0%), lifted in part by media reports Beijing had outlined potential trade concessions to US negotiators. Bloomberg later described Beijing’s document as largely a re-hash of previous pledges and reforms. mehr

  • HSA Q&A

    With "open enrollment" windows closing soon for many workers, here is a quick Q&A about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). mehr

  • Trade: How will the downside scenario hurt stocks?

    While UBS CIO's base case assumes that Sino-US tensions will continue into 2019, also thinks there's a chance the US could implement additional trade policies against its major partners to reduce its trade deficit in goods. What will this mean for markets? mehr

  • Investors may have to wait for Brexit closure

    EU and UK negotiators have finally managed to hammer out a divorce deal. But the terms of the agreement have yet to be released and British Prime Minister Theresa May now faces the task of winning approval from the various factions of the ruling Conservative Party, starting with her cabinet and her coalition partner, the Democratic Unionists. mehr

  • The ozone is healing

    The Earth’s ozone layer appears to be healing, three decades after governments and corporations limited the use of ozone damaging chemicals, according to a UN report. This shows what can be accomplished if society works together to combat environmental damage. mehr

  • 2018: The year when markets acknowledged risks

    2018 could be described as the year when global investors were shaken out of their complacency and major asset classes saw their valuations and volatility resume normalcy. What lies ahead for 2018 and how can investors prepare for the future? mehr

  • Number 1 for Sustainable Investing & Entrepreneurs

    PWM and The Banker from the FT named UBS "Best Private Bank for Sustainable and Impact Investing" and "Best Private Bank for Entrepreneurs" in 2018, recognizing the bank's position as an industry leader in these important segments. mehr

  • Mike Ryan: Purple Haze

    The "purple haze" in Washington is unlikely to fundamentally alter the macro and market direction over the next two years. However, the new political dynamics in DC do suggest that investors will need to make a few "course corrections" along the way. mehr