This weekly update provides a snapshot of changes in the economy and markets and their implications for investors.
Investors should consider policies could impact markets and the economy after of the 2020 election.
Just as headwinds from trade policy were beginning to dissipate, the outbreak of COVID-19 has pushed the global economy into recession.
A pause in trade escalation is welcomed as it should allow the global economy to stabilize; however, investors shouldn’t assume trade tensions have gone away.
Our views on the recent dislocation and the opportunity it presents
This bulletin, written by Dr. David Kelly, examines the impact of weak Chinese markets on the U.S. economy in early 2016.
Given current and projected productivity and labor supply dynamics, productivity is unlikely to provide a significant lift to future growth.
Reaching for yield, which we define as buying bonds with wider spreads after controlling for sector and rating impacts, is a topic that frequently arises in the life insurance industry.
WHILE MOST CORPORATIONS’ 10-K FILINGS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL LATE FEBRUARY, WE ANALYZED PRELIMINARY DATA ON PENSION PLANS THAT HAVE FISCAL YEAR ENDS BETWEEN JUNE 30, 2018 AND OCTOBER 31, 2018.
Market volatility has come back with a vengeance. However, higher market volatility is normal in the later stages of an economic cycle.