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March 16, 2023
SVB'S Collapse Offers Unexpected Opportunity for Private Credit and Private Equity
Silicon Valley Bank’s (SVB) sudden collapse rocked the tech community and financial markets last week. The second-largest bank failure in US history combusted in less than 48 hours, leaving depositors unsure about whether the government, Federal Reserve, another large banking institution, or a hedge fund would help rescue billions of uninsured deposits by the time […]
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March 9, 2023
Making the Most of Social Security
Weighing your Social Security benefit options can get complicated, quickly. The most common questions we hear at Evergreen are about timing: should I take my benefits as early as possible to avoid withdrawing funds from my investment portfolio (thereby giving them extra time to grow)? Or should I wait as long as possible to take […]
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February 24, 2023
Washington’s New Capital Gains Tax
Director of Financial Planning, Katie Vercio speaks on the new Washington Capital Gains tax with Mitch from Mitch Unfiltered. Tune in below. For those who are looking for a financial plan, take our comprehensive 4-minute survey to see if you are a fit with Evergreen Gavekal's wealth management approach. 
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February 23, 2023
Weighing The Emerging Markets
By Udith Sikand and Vincent Tsui Does the pullback of the last few weeks ring time on the rally that lifted emerging market assets and currencies from October to January? Or does it present an attractive entry point for investors who may have missed the first stage of a protracted period of outperformance that promises […]
By: Evergreen Gavekal
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February 15, 2023
Private Market Sentiment Remains Bullish Despite Headwinds
There’s a popular axiom on Wall Street that two emotions drive markets: fear and greed. Warren Buffett immortalized the contrarian viewpoint on this subject, famously declaring that investors should “be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” Sentiment indicators quantify market psychology and are often used to gauge bullish or bearish […]
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February 8, 2023
Planning For Medicare Part B IRMAA Surcharges
Millions of Americans turn 65 every year and sign up for Medicare, and beneficiaries should be aware of strategies that can help save money on premiums. From 1966 when the Part B premium was $3 per month, until 2006, when it was $88.50 per month, all beneficiaries paid the same premium, which covered about 25% […]
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February 2, 2023
Disinflation And A Potentially Stubborn Fed
By Will Denyer For the first time in this cycle, Federal Reserve chair Jay Powell cheerily intoned on Wednesday that “a disinflationary process has started”. Accordingly, the Fed further slowed the pace of tightening—hiking the main policy interest rate by 25bp (to just under 4.75%), as opposed to prior increments of 50bp and 75bp. So […]
By: Evergreen Gavekal
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January 27, 2023
Top Charts to Watch in 2023
In this edition of the Evergreen Chartbook, we will review the top charts that investors should track in 2023. We’ll also look at the potential path of interest rates, inflation, and our outlook for the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy. Lastly, we will go over some key visuals that impact stocks, bonds and commodities. See if […]
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January 20, 2023
Is there a “Perfect Storm” Brewing in the Private Secondaries Market?
Private Equity (PE) exits in the United States dropped precipitously from $876.7 billion in 2021 to $295.8 billion in 2022. During the same period, the Initial Public Offering (IPO) market almost completely evaporated, as public listings accounted for only 2.5% of exit value last year. The impacts of rising inflation, public market volatility, and geopolitical […]
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January 13, 2023
Secure Act 2.0
On December 23rd, 2022, Congress passed the SECURE Act 2.0, expanding on the original SECURE Act passed in 2019. This legislation impacts retirees as well as those who are saving for retirement. We have highlighted the most significant changes below. Please review with your wealth consultant how these changes will impact you. If you are […]
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