Point of View
Fresh ideas for pursuing life well planned.
From personal to professional, from family to financial, there are many facets to your life. Yet, each is interconnected. That’s why we’re pleased to present Point of View – a source of ideas and information to help you make the most of them all, all together.
Raymond James Chief Investment Strategist Jeff Saut discusses ongoing market volatility and where we are in the secular bull market ...
September 2, 2015
The recent fluctuations in U.S. equity markets have left investors rattled and searching for an explanation.
September 1, 2015
It’s natural to be nervous when the markets head for negative territory. Keep a positive perspective with these six investing reminders ...
August 24, 2015
From personal to professional, from family to financial, there are many facets to your life. Point of View is a source of ideas and information to help you make the most of them all, all together.
September 2, 2015
Raymond James Chief Investment Strategist Jeff Saut discusses ongoing market volatility and where we are in the secular bull market.
September 1, 2015
The recent fluctuations in U.S. equity markets have left investors rattled and searching for an explanation.
Retirees find college towns support an active, interesting and enriching lifestyle.
August 27, 2015
A guided tour through Gerontopia, by Dr. Joseph Coughlin.
August 24, 2015
Raymond James Chief Investment Strategist Jeff Saut addresses recent volatility and discusses what it means for investors going forward.
It’s natural to be nervous when the markets head for negative territory. Keep a positive perspective with these six investing reminders.
August 18, 2015
Chief Economist Scott J. Brown discusses China’s impact on the U.S., low oil prices, and what to expect regarding rate increases in this month’s ...
August 12, 2015
Chief Economist Scott Brown discusses how the devaluation of the Chinese yuan may impact the US and Chinese economies and markets.
Director of Real Estate Research Paul Puryear discusses the state of commercial real estate.
August 11, 2015
Traveling on your own may be your ticket to a transformative experience.
Adding more stocks to your income plan may help offset low interest rates and inflation.
August 10, 2015
Chief Investment Strategist Jeff Saut discusses China’s ongoing impact on the U.S. and global equity markets.
August 5, 2015
With the rise of the sandwich generation comes the rise of the multigenerational home.
July 29, 2015
Compromise is essential when it comes to taking on risk in a couple's portfolio.
Spread the spirit of giving from generation to generation.
New grads entering the workplace can pave the way toward a secure financial future with these simple steps.
July 27, 2015
Kevin Giddis explains his outlook for domestic fixed income, interest rate changes and liquidity.
July 20, 2015
Just because tax season is behind us doesn't mean we can - or should - forget about taxes until year-end.
July 13, 2015
Hear from Chief Economist Scott Brown as he describes what he’s watching in the economy and for Fed policy.
July 9, 2015
Chief Investment Strategist, Jeff Saut discusses volatility and if choppy markets are expected to persist.
July 1, 2015
Hear from members of the Raymond James Investment Strategy Committee as they share their views on the markets, the economy and key themes that ...
Committee sees pickup in growth in second half of 2015 amidst a backdrop of heightened market volatility.
Chief Investment Strategist, Jeff Saut provides insight behind this year's increased volatility.
Senior Strategist of Retail Fixed Income, Doug Drabik discusses flexible, floating and foreign fixed income.
Peter Greenberger, Director of Mutual Fund Research, discusses liquidity status of the fixed income markets.
Director of Alternative Investments, Jennifer Suden discusses what to do when traditional investments fall short.
June 24, 2015
Planning for retirement is a big undertaking. Fortunately you don't have to build your financial future all at once.
Four steps to documenting and preserving digital assets.
June 22, 2015
Chief Investment Strategist Jeff Saut discusses his outlook for this year and into 2016, as well as opportunities for value in the equity market ...
June 17, 2015
Recent market conditions have hurt the recycling industry and reduced its profitability. Will recycling programs continue if they’re in the red ...
Americans are living longer and rethinking life's major milestones - from marriage and homeownership to parenthood and retirement.
June 10, 2015
Pet ownership, as you get older, comes with great joys and responsibilities.
June 8, 2015
Practical to support aging in place - because there is no place like home - now and in the future.
Today's seniors are working more than ever before and transforming the workforce in the process.
May 29, 2015
Take the time to learn the facts behind these common Medicare misconceptions.
May 27, 2015
Travel abroad can turn up delightful surprises, but what if you’re faced with a crisis?
May 26, 2015
Director of Equity Portfolio & Technical Strategy Mike Gibbs discusses his outlook for equity markets over the next 6-12 months.
May 21, 2015
Let’s take a look at how this educational savings tool can help you cover expenses for higher learning while lowering your taxes.
Just like the kids you’re saving college funds for, 529 plans are often misunderstood.
Not only can giving the gift of education help others, but it can help reduce your tax impact and benefit your overall estate.
May 19, 2015
As you hunt for a home, review these helpful and practical homebuying tips to avoid potential pitfalls.
May 18, 2015
Chief Economist Scott Brown shares his May economic update along with his thoughts on the Federal Reserve and the current economic recovery ...
May 15, 2015
Pets have wiggled their way into our hearts and homes for years, but do you know the impact they are having on your wallet?
May 14, 2015
With an improving infrastructure and more offerings available, the market for these green machines is poised for growth.
May 13, 2015
While your financial attention may be pulled in multiple directions, you need to learn to make the most of life’s financial tradeoffs.
May 7, 2015
Retirement housing expert Kathleen Pritchard of Legg Mason discusses housing options as retirement approaches.
Kathleen Pritchard of Legg Mason explains what options are available for housing in retirement.
April 30, 2015
Retirement is more than weddings, vacations and sail boats. How will you fill all the days of your year in retirement?
April 29, 2015
The burden of college costs often becomes a major family concern as the costs of higher education have risen over the past decade.
April 23, 2015
Retirement will be the adventure of your life. Are your grand plans enough to fill your days and your soul?
April 17, 2015
Roth IRAs provide a tax-advantaged haven for retirement savings, along with a number of other compelling benefits.
April 16, 2015
Chief Investment Strategist Jeff Saut discusses how rising rates may affect the current secular bull market.
April 15, 2015
April 6, 2015
Lower oil prices and low inflation support the domestic economy; however, the committee remains cautious amid policy normalization and slowing ...
The Fed navigates uncharted territory in policy amidst a soaring dollar, global monetary easing and continued positive momentum in the economy ...
Director of Equity Portfolio & Technical Strategy, Mike Gibbs, discusses how despite headwinds and higher volatility, we expect U.S. equities ...
Watch as Nick Lacy, Chief Portfolio Strategist, discusses avoiding the pitfalls of herd behavior.
President & Chief Investment Officer, ClariVest Asset Management*, Stacey Nutt, discusses his thoughts on navigating polarization in emerging ...
April 2, 2015
Nonprofits benefit when you invest your time and talent.
March 26, 2015
A financial plan is built on a few fundamental concepts...here are some to keep in mind .
March 25, 2015
Celebrate Financial Literacy Month by brushing up on some of the fundamentals behind sound financial planning.
March 23, 2015
Investors considering lower rated bonds may find higher yields – along with higher risks.
Be mindful of the factors that impact your credit score and know your numbers.
It may seem like common sense, but going back over the information you enter may be the most important part of your tax filing duties.
March 16, 2015
Chief Economist Scott J. Brown explains interest rates, the strength of the U.S. dollar, and provides advice for investors in this month’s Economic ...
March 10, 2015
Chief Investment Strategist Jeffrey Saut discusses his outlook for 2015.
March 9, 2015
Interest rates set by the Federal Reserve shape the economy and your portfolio.
March 3, 2015
As Tax Day approaches, brush up on some "need to knows" regarding your tax dollars including how to offset taxes, steps to take to get your finances ...
February 26, 2015
Sitcom sets an example of joyfully living the single life.
February 24, 2015
Smart moves can help get your financial house in order.
Even in the wake of such complex tax provisions, the key to lowering your tax bill is really quite simple.
Sales, property, inheritance tax burdens can vary widely.
A tax refund may feel like a bonus, but breaking even is better.
February 17, 2015
Saving on the small things now can make a big difference later.
How to protect your retirement assets from unexpected expenses.
February 13, 2015
Important ways to save in 2015 and beyond.
Why you need to understand this data and the effect it has on you.
February 12, 2015
Watch the February economic commentary from Chief Economist Scott Brown
February 9, 2015
Up-to-date car features enable safer driving than ever before.
Innovative car features help keep retirees on the go, safely and comfortably.
February 4, 2015
Travelers find a world eager to embrace the idea of responsible tourism.
Small-scale actions make up a large-scale movement.
January 28, 2015
Falling mortgage rates are good news for house hunters and homeowners.
January 26, 2015
With more than 9.9 million people every year becoming a victim of identity theft, review these tips and be mindful of your online activity ...
January 15, 2015
Positive social interaction is essential to a healthy and fulfilling retirement.
January 14, 2015
January 9, 2015
The committee discusses the headwinds and tailwinds they see for 2015.
January 8, 2015
As innovations gain speed, more ways to get around open up for all ages
January 7, 2015
Despite a bumpy start to 2015 for the stock market, this bull market has years left to run.
January 6, 2015
Numbers you'll want to keep in mind as you plan for the year ahead.
You can put more away toward your retirement in 2015 thanks to adjustments made by the Internal Revenue Service.
December 29, 2014
Shavarne Dahlquist, fiduciary consultant, Raymond James Trust, encourages clients to think about estate planning as a lifetime process rather ...
December 19, 2014
Holiday shoppers are cheering falling gasoline prices as they continue to check off purchases with extra cash in their pockets. But why are prices ...
December 9, 2014
A beneficiary review can keep your wishes in order and on track.
Although summer’s worries of ongoing geopolitical tensions may still be simmering on the back burner, Chief Economist Scott Brown thinks prospects ...
Listen as Gail Buckner, Financial Planning Spokesperson for Franklin Templeton, explains why timing is everything when it comes to Social Security ...
In these videos, Chief Economist Scott Brown discusses whether the Federal Reserve is “behind the curve” on inflation, the effect of artificially ...
Hear how geopolitical events have affected the markets this year, why Europe is a mixed economic scene, and what opportunities may come with ...
Find out about the firm's strategic asset allocation models, the changes made and how they’re currently positioned.
December 1, 2014
When children leave home, you may find extra resources to invest in yourself.
Three little questions can have big implications on your quality of life in retirement.
Continuing ed plays a vital role in career and professional growth.
When managed correctly, debt can be a useful tool, especially in a low interest rate environment.
New stay at home parents should think through some key decisions.
Freedom may be the impetus behind voluntarily downsizing your home.
Teach your children to treasure their financial legacy.
Learn how to protect your identity when shopping online.
November 20, 2014
To stay in step, think about differences in life expectancies, health.
Retiring couples should coordinate lifestyles, wants and wishes, too.
Married couples have additional options when it comes to claiming benefits.
Staying focused on what matters most can help you plan and prioritize.
The fear of missing out has made it harder to check out of the rat race.
No matter what college your child or grandchild plans to attend, the price tag should probably have a warning label covering the actual cost ...
Steps to help your family preserve wealth from one generation to the next.
Lessons to help college kids become financially responsible adults.
November 19, 2014
Time your age-related decisions properly.
One of the realities of married life is that one spouse is usually more focused on the couple’s financial and retirement planning than the other ...
For a variety of reasons, second (or third) marriages are becoming the norm.
No matter where you are in life, you have probably thought about what you might like to do with your future. Achieving your vision for the future ...
Convey your values, beliefs, wisdom to those who survive you.
Ensure the bills get paid, income is maximized and you always know where you stand.
When "a portion of the proceeds go to charity," how much is that - and does the charity know?
November 18, 2014
Philanthropists seek more than just a tax deduction; they want to know that their donations will yield results.
Discussing your hopes, fears and wishes can bring you and your adult children closer.
Some key points to help you travel successfully with your grandchildren.
What it takes to live overseas as an American citizen.
To your grandchild, you are a center of knowledge; travel together helps pass it along.
They call it password fatigue - the dozens of secret codes we must remember to access our accounts overwhelm us, so we reuse them or write them ...
When it comes to senior housing, today’s retirees are refusing to settle for the tried and true.
As the saying goes, “timing is everything.” This even applies to when you decide to take your Social Security retirement benefits.
If you’re concerned that you haven’t put enough away to retire, you have plenty of company.
November 17, 2014
Home automation products you can control from your smartphone.
November 4, 2014
Connecting people and devices puts even more control at our fingertips.
Charitable giving can reduce your tax burden and also provide a sense of satisfaction by benefiting your favorite causes.
October 31, 2014
To counter or reduce the overall impact of taxes, it’s important to evaluate your income sources.
More than 57 million Americans will see the 1.7% increase in their payments beginning on December 31, 2014.
October 21, 2014
Hear from Chief Economist Scott Brown on positive fundamentals driving the U.S. economy.
View more on Fed policy normalization and what that could mean for individual investors
October 15, 2014
Hear from Chief Investment Strategist Jeffrey Saut on the numbers behind why this secular bull market could have a decade left to run
September 3, 2015
Read the September 3 fixed income commentary from Executive Vice President Kevin Giddis.
August 31, 2015
Read the August 31 weekly economic commentary from Chief Economist Scott Brown.
Read the August 31 weekly investment strategy commentary from Chief Investment Strategist Jeffrey Saut.
Read the August 24 weekly economic commentary from Chief Economist Scott Brown.
Read the August 24 weekly investment strategy commentary from Chief Investment Strategist Jeffrey Saut.
Read the August 24 weekly bond market commentary from Senior Analyst, Doug Drabik.
August 17, 2015
Read the August 17 weekly economic commentary from Chief Economist Scott Brown.
Read the August 17 weekly investment strategy commentary from Chief Investment Strategist Jeffrey Saut.
Read the August 17 weekly bond market commentary from Vice President, Fixed Income Strategist, Benjamin Streed.
February 18, 2015
Life is full of tradeoffs. Every time you open your wallet, you’re making a choice to spend money. In honor of America Saves Week, now’s the ...
January 1, 2015
Chief Economist Scott J. Brown discusses his outlook for 2015.
Chief Investment Strategist Jeffrey Saut discusses his outlook for 2015
Nick Goetze and Doug Drabik share their outlook for the fixed income market in 2015.
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