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The latest research, data, and insights from the investment experts at Key Private Bank.

Economic & Market Research

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.

September 2020
Economic & Market Research

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.

September 2020
Economic & Market Research

Key Investment Perspectives: September 2020

In this issue of Key Investment Perspectives, we look into why investors have flocked to growth stocks and examine the most popular narratives and arguments for growth over value.

September 2020
Economic & Market Research

Key Questions: What’s the Electoral College and What’s at Stake?

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact, civil unrest and the growing civic divide are all coinciding with this pivotal election. Moreover, not only is the presidency hotly contested, but it also looks increasingly likely that the control of the Senate is in play as well.

September 2020
Economic & Market Research

Key Questions: Fed Policy Shift: Is the Phillips Curve Dead?

In a landmark policy shift, the Federal Reserve rewrote its dual mandate of achieving maximum employment and stable prices to focus on the US labor market and relax its inflation target.

August 2020
Economic & Market Research

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.

August 2020
Economic & Market Research

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.

August 2020
Economic & Market Research

Key Investment Perspectives: August 2020

Better virus-related data along with an enhanced understanding of COVID-19 and treatment options contributed to better economic conditions despite the rise in new cases. Virus-related closures have been limited, and unprecedented fiscal and monetary measures are providing much-needed support in the recovery. As a result, a wide range of asset classes produced strong results for the month of July.

August 2020
Economic & Market Research

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.

August 2020
Economic & Market Research

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.

August 2020
Economic & Market Research

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.

July 2020
Economic & Market Research

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.

July 2020