Economic Trends & Conditions
Insights into Current Economic Conditions, Emerging Trends, and Impacts on US and Global Economies
Key Questions: Why Are Financial Assets Falling?
As hard as it is to believe, one-third of 2022 has already passed. Our kids are nearly done with school, the days are longer, and spring is upon us. Despite these cheerful indicators, the financial markets have been under pressure for much of the year.
Key Perspectives, Economic Outlook
Inflation has unnerved the public and policy makers alike, leaving the Federal Reserve prepared to tighten monetary policy. Normally, strong inflation implies an overheated economy that strains productive capacity, giving sellers stronger pricing power. This time, however, analysis of economic demand suggests that supply shortages may be a bigger part of the inflation problem.
Five market forces shaping the affordable housing crisis
Low-income renters are desperate to find affordable rental units. It's an uphill battle, but experts believe the landscape is rich with opportunity for practical innovation.
What comes next? Industry future perspectives panel with Angela Mago
Upon the conclusion of Angela Mago's panel discussing Industry Future Perspectives at MBA CREF22, we sat down with her for some additional insights.
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.
Additional Economic Conditions Industry Trends & Insights
Key Questions: What Do Investors Need to Know When Historical Patterns Change?
A first principle of investing that has held sway for a generation may be rendered obsolete. If so, additional investment tools may be needed.
Investing Tribal Nation assets in an uncertain market
Financial security is a critical pillar to support a Tribe’s Sovereignty. A crucial resource available to support this pillar is a disciplined, risk-focused investment program. Maintaining a disciplined approach is a challenge in settled times, but today’s environment raises concerns to even higher levels.
Key Questions: Should Bond Investors Be Buying Into a Bond Bear Market?
When interest rates go up, bond prices go down. This simple investment principle has been the story for fixedincome markets in 2022. Interest rates have risen at staggering pace on the backs of higher inflation expectations, solid economic growth and a turn to a hawkish monetary policy stance from the Federal Reserve (Fed).
Creativity and commitment keep LIHTC deals closing amid challenges
The demand for affordable housing across the U.S. remains great, and so does the dedication from the affordable housing finance industry to meet the need. Affordable housing investors have both capital and a mandate to place it, but the complexity and cost of deals has presented challenges to developers and investors alike.
Client success story: ACES at Chase
Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES), founded in 1969, is a not-for-profit entity established to operate as an educational service center supporting 25 towns and school districts in south central Connecticut. ACES at Chase is a premier inter-district magnet middle school – focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education for students – created through a melding of Thomas Edison Middle School and Chase Collegiate School (Chase Collegiate). Could this entity identify and close on a financing solution to open and recruit students and staff in time for a new school year?
What to Know about Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Before Investing
While bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are new to most portfolios, investors increasingly recognize that they represent the next stage of a digital transformation that’s been taking place over the past 30 years. Cryptocurrencies have become a multi-trillion-dollar asset class, and mainstream acceptance of digital assets continues to grow.