Economic Trends & Conditions
Insights into Current Economic Conditions, Emerging Trends, and Impacts on US and Global Economies
Key Questions: What’s in President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan?
On March 31, President Biden unveiled the first half of the administration’s infrastructure plan by announcing that “it is a once-in-a-generation investment in America, unlike anything we’ve seen or done since we built the interstate highway system and the space race decades ago.”
Key Perspectives, Economic Outlook
With three vaccines in the market and government stimulus programs on the way, there’s hope that we are finally starting to recover and move beyond the pandemic. To help make sense of it, read our latest Economic Outlook report.
How to Tackle the Affordable Housing Crisis
The United States has long been in the grips of a housing crisis. Since COVID-19 hit, with 50 million people filing for unemployment, the problem has only gotten worse. Learn More.
Building growth in difficult times
Equipment acquisition during economic uncertainty
Industrial Monthly Market Roundup
Industrial Monthly Market Roundup provides you with our unique insights into the Industrial industry's dynamics during this time of global disruption and volatility.
Key Investment Perspectives: First Quarter 2021 Review
Large multi-directional moves in risk markets occurred in the first quarter of 2021 in response to civil unrest and to more-promising economic and company earnings data. US interest rates rose quickly on strong demand for goods and services as pent-up discretionary income and stimulus spending began to be unleashed.
Additional Economic Conditions Industry Trends & Insights
Key Questions: Is The Current Housing Boom Heading For Another Bust?
For anyone who has attempted to buy a house in recent months, they know how hot the US housing market is.
With historically low inventory levels across the country and many homes for sale receiving multiple offers above the asking price, some may be reminded of the housing boom, which ultimately triggered the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in 2007.
Key Questions: What Are Bonds Good For?
Bonds possess some defensive qualities, but investors should be mindful of over-diversifying and over-liquifying their portfolios.
Preparing for the LIBOR Transition
Fundamental change is coming to the floating rate loan market. After more than 40 years, the London Interbank Offered Rate or LIBOR – the benchmark index by which major global banks lend to one another – is being phased out by the end of 2021.
2021 Economic and Investment Outlook: Investing When Decades Happen in Weeks
From the worst healthcare crisis in over a century to the quickest recovery in stock market history, the events of 2020 will leave their imprint on the global economy and markets for some time to come. In our 2021 Outlook, we take a close look at the current environment and its implications for the economy and investors as we head into the new year.
Retail & Office Real Estate - Assessing the Risks Ahead
Whether it is market risks around primary, secondary and tertiary markets or the outlook for the various property classes, there is a lot of uncertainty in the commercial real estate retail market. Some of these concerns, like the rise of e-commerce, were around even before COVID. But, since COVID hit, that transition accelerated.
Watch for these top equipment acquisition trends in 2021
Perhaps this year more than in past years, it's worth training an eye on possible trends - including in the equipment finance industry - as we ease into a post-pandemic economy.
Lease Accounting Changes: What You Need to Know
Though the lease accounting standards are in effect for public companies, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently announced that the implementation for private companies, nonprofits and certain tax-exempt entities has been delayed until 12/15/2021.