On January 17, The Kelly Group held its 10th annual Economic Forum at the Maryland Golf and Country Clubs. Attended by more than 220 clients and other guests, the event was highlighted by keynote speaker and leading economist Anirban Basu. As he has done for our previous nine forums, Basu provided an insightful analysis of the global, national, and local economies with his inimitable humor and entertaining style. Combined with managing partner Bryan Kelly’s introductory review of The Kelly Group’s exciting 2018 and our long-term approach to investing, the evening helped put in perspective the prospects for the economy and the markets, and the role The Kelly Group can play in keeping clients’ focused on their long-term plans regardless of short term developments. As a bonus, prior to the presentations, our attendees had exclusive access to the entire club while enjoying delicious food and liquid refreshments.