7 investment tips to consider in 2014

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

In January, the Investment Advisory & Management team (IA&M) of Bank of the West’s Wealth Management Group issued its 2014 outlook, and these are among the top tips for investors.

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Top 10 investment signposts to watch for in 2014

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Closeup of pillars on exterior of Federal Reserve building

The U.S. economy shows signs of an active sustainable recovery for the first time in six years, with steady growth anticipated as international markets continue to break through their slumps.

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U.S. Outlook: Can we get a clean data point? Please!

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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It has been awhile since we have had a decent untainted reading on the health of the U.S. economy. U.S. economic data hasn’t disappointed economists’ expectations this bad since 2012.

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The 2014 drought and California wine

Adam Beak
Posted by Adam Beak
Agribusiness Banking
vineyard at sunset, with closeup on grapes

If the drought continues, it won’t devastate every vineyard, but it would create real challenges for some.

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