Insights into Current Economic Conditions, Emerging Trends, and Impacts on US and Global Economies
Key Questions: Has Irrational Exuberance Returned?
Exuberance is evident, and while not all of it is irrational, some investors may be overly confident of the long-run economic outlook.
Your Daily Investment Brief
The global spread of COVID-19 has caused significant market movements and uncertainty among investors.
Your daily investment brief houses our experts' latest analysis and strategies for navigating the turbulence created by the outbreak—keeping you updated on our thinking and how these changes might impact your portfolio.
Industrial Weekly Market Round-Up
Industrial Weekly Market Round-up provides you with our unique insights into the Industrial industry's dynamics during this time of global disruption and volatility.
Key Investment Perspectives: June 2020
Financial markets continued to rally in May, driven by widespread investor optimism. Massive government stimulus measures around the world are providing much-needed economic support, and the gradual reopening of the global economy has begun as the virus case curve has started to flatten. Potential COVID-19 treatment options are emerging, and a coronavirus vaccine could be available before the end of the year.
Additional Topics & Insights on the Economic Conditions
Key Questions: You Bought Which Stock?!
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Key Perspectives, Economic Outlook
As the pandemic continues to impact the world’s economies, conditions are beginning to change as countries seek ways to reopen safely. To help make sense of it, read our latest Economic Outlook report.
Middle market jolted by COVID-19’s sweeping effects
Communities around the world have been socially and economically distressed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the business and public gathering shutdowns enacted to slow its spread. Middle market business owners and executives are not immune to its far-reaching impact. Our quarterly sentiment survey connected directly with middle market executives to explore their outlook and how it has changed.
Key Questions: Wait... What Happened to the Payrolls Report?
Last week, it was revealed that US payrolls in May increased by 2.5 million. Ahead of the announcement, forecasters were anticipating that payrolls would decrease by roughly 7.5 million, translating into a forecasting error (albeit a positive error) of approximately 10 million jobs.
Key Questions: Will US Interest Rates Fall Below Zero?
In the past two months, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) has unveiled a veritable alphabet soup of programs designed to support the economy. These measures include outright bond purchases as well as credit facilities to support both the municipal and corporate credit markets.
Key Questions: How Do We Come Together When Told to Remain Apart?
After many weeks of closures and stay-in-place orders, cities, states, and countries are reopening. The rate at which this is occurring is uneven. The outcomes are uncertain, prompting angst on two sides. In one camp, there are "the restarters" (those who assert that the cost incurred by keeping the economy closed is too high), and in the other, there are the "quarantiners" (who believe that the health risks outweigh the economic ones).
Key Questions: Will Outperformance in ESG Investing Last?
ESG investing is not a fad. Sustainability of the approach is strong and good performance should continue. Embracing its benefits to portfolios and society overall, positions you well within our new world.
Cybersecurity in the Hacking Age: Best Practices for Prevention and Detection
Two hours. That’s all it takes for a hacker to get to the data they need once they gain entry to an organization’s computer systems. Most companies are not prepared to address a breach that quickly. In fact, many don’t even realize they’ve been breached until it’s too late to recover lost funds or data without repercussions.