Latest economic updates and analysis on the COVID-19 crisis
During this time of uncertainty, market volatility and unprecedented policy change, it’s important that you base your decisions on accurate data. To help you make informed decisions to support your goals, we’re bringing the latest insights from our top investment and financial planning experts right here.
Key Private Bank Investment Brief
The global spread of COVID-19 has caused significant market movements and uncertainty among investors.
Your 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.
PinnacleCare Medical Intelligence Report
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the gaps in our personal and family healthcare strategies. In a time of uncertainty, it can be stressful to make informed strategic decisions for your family and loved ones when flooded with information from various sources.
Key Questions: What Happens If...?
In political parlance, an "October surprise" is a headline-grabbing event that has the potential to influence the outcome of an election. Because many of the most prominent elections occur in early November, such events that take place in October are seen as "scrambling the political calculus just as the stakes are at their highest," according to one political observer.
Key Questions: Why Is Conviction Key?
The odds of favorable outcomes typically improve when investments are made with conviction, resulting in success over the long run.
Key Questions: Are There Real Opportunities in Real Estate?
Given the current level of bond yields, we believe that certain segments of the commercial real estate market may offer attractive opportunities.
Key Questions: S&P 500 Reaches a New High—But What Would Lew Say?
In the mid-1990s, as I was cutting my teeth as a buy-side equity analyst, I was dispatched to New York to attend an investment conference titled "The Internet Revolution." The event, held at the New York Hilton Midtown, was the city’s largest hotel with nearly 2,000 rooms and over 150,000 square feet of meeting space.
Key Questions: How Will the Election Affect the Economy?
Higher taxes are not assured, and interest rates are likely to remain low. But changes elsewhere create both risks and opportunities.
Key Questions: How Has Our View on Gold Evolved?
In our Key Questions article, "Is All That Glitters Truly Golden?" last October, we expressed our view that gold does not merit inclusion in a strategic asset class framework. We took that position primarily because, unlike stocks and bonds, gold does not offer a stream of cash flows (e.g., dividends and earnings) one would use to estimate its value.
Key Questions: Will the Presidential Election Be Delayed?
It would not be an exaggeration to say that the United States was in a state of disarray following the Civil War. Economic booms and busts ensued all too frequently due, in large part, to a series of missteps to reunite the nation.
Key Questions: What Does the Future Look Like for Higher Education?
The college experience of the past might never look the same, and the divide between the haves and have-nots may only grow wider as a result.
Key Questions: Will Schools Open and What Happens if They Don’t?
Seventy-seven million. That’s the number of Americans (mostly children) enrolled in school. Of this total, three-quarters attend elementary, middle, and high schools, and 20 million others are enrolled in a college or university.
Key Questions: Who Wins and Loses in a Post COVID-19 World?
COVID-19 has caused a foundational shift in the U.S. economy, causing consumers to change their approach to spending. Consumers are placing value on technology, convenience, speed, health, and safety.