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By Washington Trust / July 20, 2017
There has been a major shift in the financial advisory services world and it may alter the way some retirement accounts are managed.

By Washington Trust / July 20, 2017
With summer upon us, our initial forecast from January 2017 for full-year U.S. economic growth now appears aggressive.

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By Washington Trust / May 2, 2017
A video review and update of the financial market outlook for Q2 2017.

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By Washington Trust / April 17, 2017
Despite a preponderance of encouraging economic data, Q1 GDP appears likely to be lackluster and in the vicinity of 1.5%. A weak winter quarter has been more or less the norm in recent years with weather providing a convenient excuse. However, this year’s mild winter leaves us somewhat perplexed. After powering the economy in the back half of 2016 shoppers took a break, as consumer spending has been virtually stagnant in the early months of 2017.

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By Washington Trust / January 26, 2017
A video review of the 2016 financial markets and discussion on the outlook for 2017.

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By Washington Trust / January 23, 2017
Halsey Associates, the New Haven, Connecticut based division of Washington Trust Wealth Management, today announced that it has relocated its corporate offices to the 10th Floor, Suite 1006 of One Century Tower at 265 Church Street in New Haven.

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By Washington Trust / January 9, 2017
Washington Trust is pleased to announce that Holly M. Knott has been promoted to the role of Vice President and Wealth Management Planning Officer.

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By Washington Trust / January 9, 2017
Despite a poor start in 2016, both the economy and financial markets shrugged off a string of major political shocks from Brexit to the election of Donald Trump, and turned in a solid performance for the full year. We begin 2017 on an optimistic note. After barely advancing more than 1% in the first half of 2016, U.S. GDP grew at a robust 3.5% annualized pace in the third quarter and likely increased better than 2% in the final quarter of 2016. For the full year, GDP is likely to have grown around 2%, or in line with the trend of recent years.

By Washington Trust / December 12, 2016
Assets in 529 plans have grown significantly in recent years primarily because parents and other family members have begun to recognize their college planning potential. But there's another side to 529 plans that may appeal to you -- potential estate planning benefits.

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By Washington Trust / November 9, 2016
Markets dislike uncertainty, and the Trump victory may well lead to a Brexit-like selloff in the S&P 500. Similar to Brexit, however, the selloff may be short-lived depending on Trump’s post campaign messaging and the degree to which Congress is viewed as a countervailing balance against extreme change. After a bitterly divisive campaign, Trump has few friends in Congress and continued gridlock would not be surprising.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and may not reflect those of Washington Trust Wealth Management. The information in this report has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but its accuracy and completeness are not guaranteed. Any opinions expressed herein are subject to change at any time without notice. Any person relying upon this information shall be solely responsible for the consequences of such reliance. Performance is historical and does not guarantee future results.

Such information does not constitute legal or professional advice as all situations are unique and are based on individual facts and circumstances.

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