The current uncertainty of future estate law makes today a great time to review your estate plan. The Economic Growth and Tax Relief and Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA) provided for the repeal of the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes in 2010. No one really believed the repeal would take place.
The US stock market has taken investors on a bumpy ride in recent years. This volatility has tested investor discipline and prompted some people to question their commitment to equities. While no one knows the future, looking at the past may help you gain a better view of long-term market performance and put the recent market volatility in perspective.