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Tax Season 2020

TAX CENTER

Learn more and get 2020 tax resources, including information about capital gains for 2020, year-end tax estimates, tax rates for 2021, and more.

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New York confident about recovery

Putnam Perspectives

New York confident about recovery

New York leaders are confident about the state's economic recovery.

Webcast: Tax outlook and strategies in the Biden era

Wealth Management Ideas

Webcast: Tax outlook and strategies in the Biden era

Wealth management professionals offer a tax outlook and discuss tax smart strategies under the Biden era.

FUND AWARDS

2019 rankings in Barron's Top Fund Families
(published February 2020)

One year

#8 out of 55

Five years

#26 out of 52

Ten years

#8 out of 45

Refinitiv Lipper fund awards

George Putnam Balanced Fund (PGEJX) R6 shares

Best Fund over 3 years and 5 years (Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Moderate Funds category)

Putnam Income Fund (PINHX) R6 shares

Best Fund over 3 years (Core Bonds Funds category)

Capital Markets Outlook  |  Q1 2021

The market’s potential sugar high

The market’s potential sugar high

Amid a likely tug-of-war between positive and negative economic news, we favor investing with a flexible approach.

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Fixed Income Outlook  |  Equity Outlook

Advisor Tech Tips

ESG investing is mainstream — and booming

ESG investing is mainstream — and booming

FundVisualizer helps you get on board with socially responsible investments

Headlines you need to know this week   —   February 23, 2021

DOL fiduciary rule takes effect
The Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule took effect last week. According to a report, the DOL is expected to issue additional guidance around the rule in the coming days for retirement investors, benefit plans, and advisors.
Investments in sustainable funds doubled in 2020: Report
Assets in investments that focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues doubled in 2020, according to a recent report. ESG funds took in $51.5 billion in net new money, up from $21 billion in 2019. In addition, ESG investments accounted for approximately one quarter of all the assets that went into U.S. stock and bond funds last year, the report found.
Gen X and Millennials diverge on finance
While the Gen X and Millennial generations may have some characteristics in common, there are differences when managing money, according to a recent article. Gen Xers may be more focused on traditional saving. This generation tends to take a buy-and-hold approach, while Millennials are more active traders. While Millennials (48% in a separate survey) want to retire early, some may struggle with financial concepts such as budgeting, diversification, and saving for retirement.

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