Joachim Klement, CFA, is a trustee of the CFA Institute Research Foundation and offers regular commentary at Klement on Investing. Previously, he was CIO at Wellershoff & Partners Ltd., and before that, head of the UBS Wealth Management Strategic Research team and head of equity strategy for UBS Wealth Management. Klement studied mathematics and physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, and Madrid, Spain, and graduated with a master’s degree in mathematics. In addition, he holds a master’s degree in economics and finance.
Red and blue states vary so much in their economic trajectories that they may as well be two distinct countries, writes Joachim Klement, CFA.
As someone who worked directly with climate change data, Joachim Klement, CFA, can assure you: Climate change is real, and investors need to take it into account.
For everyone who has not read the Republican tax legislation in full, Joachim Klement, CFA, provides a concise summary of its costs and benefits in one chart.
While Joachim Klement, CFA, has some sympathy for the proposals coming out of the White House and US Congress to cut corporate taxes despite the potentially negative long-term effects, he is less sanguine about their efforts to eliminate or reduce estate and individual income taxes.
As 2017 enters its final quarter, the White House and US Congress are trying to tackle a key Republican pledge from the 2016 elections: comprehensive tax reform. A major aspect of the preliminary proposal: a reduction in corporate tax rates. Joachim Klement, CFA, explores the potential costs and benefits of such a policy in the first installment of his two-part analysis of US tax reform.
The common assumption is that lower tax rates should increase corporate profits, share prices, investment, and consumption, and thus lift the entire economy. Unfortunately, this is not quite how it happens in the real world.
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