Economic & Market Research
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The latest research, data, and insights from the investment experts at Key Private Bank.
Key Questions: How Do You Know When You’re Wrong?
It’s often impossible to know, and thus remaining humble is a critical element to one’s long-term investment success.
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.
Key Questions: Is There Still Value in Value?
We continue to favor value. Remember, low-quality companies have distinctly outperformed high-quality companies since last summer. We are mindful of retaining higher-quality value positions as we enter future market phases.
Key Questions: What Risks to the Recovery Are Chip Shortages Causing?
There is a global shortage of semiconductors or chips. While we do not expect this shortage to derail economic recovery in a meaningful way, the issues in the short and intermediate term could cause some notable disruptions.
Key Questions: What Can Investors Learn From an Investment Legend?
A fundamental understanding of one’s investment purpose is indispensable for long-term success.
Key Questions: Why are Municipalities Issuing Taxable Municipal Bonds and Who Buys Them?
Municipalities issue taxable bonds due to annual caps on tax-exempt issuance, need for flexibility, and to advance refund an outstanding bond issue. The universe of bond buyers is ever-expanding, as are the benefits for investors.
Key Questions: Do Higher Taxes Ensure Lower Stock Prices?
No, but investors should be discerning and disciplined as they maintain a bias toward risk assets.
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 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 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.
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.
Key Questions: What Does Fiscal Stimulus Mean For Fixed Income?
Interest rates may continue to climb, but some bonds stand to benefit.