Issue 27: 2014

In Brief

“101 Things”
You Should Know

A new book helps investors make some sense of the massive changes sweeping the planet.

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The profound shifts taking place across the world today are enough to make any investor’s head spin. The melting of the polar ice caps, the U.S. energy revolution, the rise of China as an economic superpower — the days of the old “normal” are long gone.

If you’re among a growing cohort of investors who are struggling to make sense of all this change — which is part of what our experts have dubbed “A Transforming World” — here’s some good news. U.S. Trust recently released a new electronic book, What’s Going On? 101 Things Every Investor Should Know About the Global Economy, that you can use as a guide to these shifts and to the risks and potential opportunities associated with them.

“The world is very different today,” says Joe Quinlan, a lead author of the book and chief market strategist for U.S. Trust. “The goal of the book is to give investors a few clues as to where we might be headed.”

Dipping into the book is easy. Analysis of each topic — they range widely from China’s expansion to the economic repercussions of sleep deprivation — covers two pages and explains not only the essentials, but why you should care.

You can start reading the book today. Go to ustrust.com/101things to download individual chapters or the entire book in a format that’s suitable for reading on a Kindle App. You can also watch videos featuring Quinlan and other top thinkers at U.S. Trust discussing aspects of 101 Things as well as the importance of “A Transforming World.”

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Investing involves risk. There is always the potential of losing money when you invest in securities.

Always consult with your independent attorney, tax advisor, investment manager and insurance agent for final recommendations and before changing or implementing any financial, tax or estate planning strategy.

The profound shifts taking place across the world today are enough to make any investor’s head spin. The melting of the polar ice caps, the U.S. energy revolution, the rise of China as an economic superpower — the days of the old “normal” are long gone.

If you’re among a growing cohort of investors who are struggling to make sense of all this change — which is part of what our experts have dubbed “A Transforming World” — here’s some good news. U.S. Trust recently released a new electronic book, What’s Going On? 101 Things Every Investor Should Know About the Global Economy, that you can use as a guide to these shifts and to the risks and potential opportunities associated with them.

“The world is very different today,” says Joe Quinlan, a lead author of the book and chief market strategist for U.S. Trust. “The goal of the book is to give investors a few clues as to where we might be headed.”

Dipping into the book is easy. Analysis of each topic — they range widely from China’s expansion to the economic repercussions of sleep deprivation — covers two pages and explains not only the essentials, but why you should care.

You can start reading the book today. Go to ustrust.com/101things to download individual chapters or the entire book in a format that’s suitable for reading on a Kindle App. You can also watch videos featuring Quinlan and other top thinkers at U.S. Trust discussing aspects of 101 Things as well as the importance of “A Transforming World.”

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Investing involves risk. There is always the potential of losing money when you invest in securities.

Always consult with your independent attorney, tax advisor, investment manager and insurance agent for final recommendations and before changing or implementing any financial, tax or estate planning strategy.