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Kiplinger's Economic Outlooks
Economic Forecasts

Kiplinger's Economic Outlooks

Regularly updated insights on the economy’s next moves.
July 20, 2021
Should We Be Worried about Inflation?
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Should We Be Worried about Inflation?

Several conditions in today’s economic environment are right for a brewing storm of inflation. What’s going on, and should you take action?
June 24, 2021
The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last
Economic Forecasts

The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last

Long-term demographic and economic trends will keep a lid on future price hikes.
June 22, 2021
Perils and Profits of Cannabis Investing with Matt Hawkins
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Perils and Profits of Cannabis Investing with Matt Hawkins

A rapidly evolving legal landscape is keeping cannabis investors on their toes. We talk to private-equity investor Matt Hawkins, who has long experien…
June 2, 2021
As America Ages, Hard Questions Loom
Economic Forecasts

As America Ages, Hard Questions Loom

Census data show a decline in younger workers. That puts more pressure on Social Security and other programs that support seniors.
May 24, 2021

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When Will U.S. Public Schools Re-Open? A Sobering Forecast From The Kiplinger Letter
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When Will U.S. Public Schools Re-Open? A Sobering Forecast From The Kiplinger Letter

School closings already have delivered a costly hit to lifetime earnings for today's kids as a slow ramp-up of in-person learning in the nation's K-12…
February 25, 2021
What Biden Will Do: 23 Policy Plays to Expect From the Next Administration
Politics

What Biden Will Do: 23 Policy Plays to Expect From the Next Administration

The Kiplinger Letter forecasts President-Elect Joe Biden’s biggest priorities -- and the likelihood of progress on them.
January 19, 2021
Jim Patterson on The Kiplinger Letter’s 2021 Forecasts
Economic Forecasts

Jim Patterson on The Kiplinger Letter’s 2021 Forecasts

What to expect from the U.S. economy, the new Congress and next administration, as well as the outlook for bitcoin, self-driving trucks and more.
January 19, 2021
The Kiplinger Letter’s Must-Read Political and Economic Forecasts for 2021
Politics

The Kiplinger Letter’s Must-Read Political and Economic Forecasts for 2021

Our annual outlook explores what to expect from the U.S. economy, the new Congress and next administration, trade tensions, cryptocurrency, self-drivi…
January 12, 2021
The Janet Yellen Era: Chapter Two
economy

The Janet Yellen Era: Chapter Two

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen, if installed as Secretary of the Treasury as expected, should help to calm Main Street and Wall Street alike.
December 26, 2020
Federal Debt: A Heavy Load
Economic Forecasts

Federal Debt: A Heavy Load

The debt continues to grow, but record-low interest rates could ease the long-term damage.
December 22, 2020
Get A Step Ahead

Get A Step Ahead

Kiplinger's A Step Ahead gives you insight and guidance on how to navigate major disruptions and challenges to business, the economy, and financial ma…
December 18, 2020
Stephanie Link: Expect Above-Average Gains in 2021
Economic Forecasts

Stephanie Link: Expect Above-Average Gains in 2021

The chief investment strategist and portfolio manager at Hightower Advisors says profits point the way for 2021.
November 29, 2020
Certainty Is a Blessing
Politics

Certainty Is a Blessing

The uncertainty leading up to the election was disquieting for an anxious nation, and it put our staff in limbo, too.
November 18, 2020
17 States That Will Gain or Lose Electoral-College Votes After the 2020 Census
Politics

17 States That Will Gain or Lose Electoral-College Votes After the 2020 Census

Every 10 years, the 435 seats in the House of Representatives are re-assigned based on the results of the U.S. Census. And that has huge implications …
October 29, 2020
The Holidays Won’t Be Canceled
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The Holidays Won’t Be Canceled

Malls will be quieter, but consumers will still go shopping.
October 29, 2020
20 Best Stocks to Buy for the New Bull Market
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20 Best Stocks to Buy for the New Bull Market

The U.S. is officially in a bull market, but economic weakness persists. The best stocks to buy now must have acutely positioned businesses and be abl…
August 21, 2020
U.S. Suffers Worst-Ever 32.9% Annualized GDP Decline in Q2
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U.S. Suffers Worst-Ever 32.9% Annualized GDP Decline in Q2

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered an unprecedented collapse in economic activity.
July 30, 2020
20 Best Stocks to Invest In During This Recession
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20 Best Stocks to Invest In During This Recession

Recessions necessarily change the spending habits of tens of millions of Americans. These are the best stocks to invest in as long as the U.S. economy…
June 9, 2020
20 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next Bull Market
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20 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next Bull Market

The stock market isn't out of the woods yet, but it's getting late in the game for defense. These are 20 of the best stocks to buy now as you prepare …
May 22, 2020
5 HEROES Act Provisions with a Good Chance of Becoming Law
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5 HEROES Act Provisions with a Good Chance of Becoming Law

The massive federal stimulus bill just passed by the House of Representatives is "dead on arrival" in the Senate. But a few proposals in the bill have…
May 16, 2020
Mark Zandi: The U.S. Economy Won't Recover Until We Have a Vaccine or Treatment
Economic Forecasts

Mark Zandi: The U.S. Economy Won't Recover Until We Have a Vaccine or Treatment

The chief economist of Moody's Analytics predicts the pace and shape of the recovery from the coronavirus-driven downturn.
May 6, 2020
20 Best Stocks to Invest In During a Recession
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20 Best Stocks to Invest In During a Recession

Recessions necessarily change the spending habits of tens of millions of Americans. These are the best stocks to invest in as long as the U.S. economy…
April 30, 2020
Your 2020 Stimulus Check: How Much? When? And Other Questions Answered
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Your 2020 Stimulus Check: How Much? When? And Other Questions Answered

People have a lot of questions about the economic stimulus checks authorized by the CARES Act. We have answers.
April 22, 2020
5 Retirement Lessons Learned From the Great Recession
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5 Retirement Lessons Learned From the Great Recession

The Great Recession of 2007-09 turned retirement dreams into nightmares.
April 17, 2020