10 Must-Read 2019 Forecasts from the Kiplinger Letter

The Kiplinger Letter's annual outlook reveals what to expect from the U.S. economy, the Trump administration, tax reform efforts, energy prices, the stock market and more.

In what promises to be an eventful 2019, here are 10 big trends and stories to watch.

The Economy: Growth Will Slow

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The U.S. economy will keep growing. But the pace is clearly starting to slacken as the boost from last year's tax cuts starts to fade and the slowing global economy weighs on the U.S.

Figure on GDP growth of 2.5% or so, a noticeable step down from 2018's 2.9% rate. And the economy could flag by year-end. Don't be surprised if growth in the fourth quarter slips below 2%. With so few workers to hire,

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