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Investors are being pulled into stocks, which is good and can help retool the economy. This allows companies to access cheap capital through equity markets and make investments in labor and assets.
Some of the US stock indexes have gone on to meet new all-time highs in what was a surprisingly fast recovery. That is a pretty good leading indicator that the economy is moving in the right direction.
Despite the recent economic challenges, global equities have rebounded tremendously off of the deep lows experienced in March.
The magnitude of monetary stimulus in the economy has reignited the debate on inflation. Government debt markets are pricing in growing inflation expectations in the coming years.
The pandemic of COVID-19 remains a relevant topic weighing on the concerns of public-safety and in financial economics. Improvements in the number of daily cases are being made in North America and Europe, but new cases are growing in many of the emerging market economies.
US legislatures have passed multiple spending bills, which now exceed $3 trillion, since the start of the outbreak. The ability to get cash in the hands of Americans is crucial in times like this and it helps buy time when waiting for the next economic recovery.
The unprecedented and long bull market in equities finally came to a close in the first quarter of 2020. Additionally, the long economic expansion in the US economy has come to an end. Not many would have thought that a biological condition would cause these scales to tip in world economies and financial markets.
Financial markets remain in a state of unrest while businesses, policymakers, and investors continue to assess the real economic impact of COVID-19. The economic disruption caused by the virus could become even more significant if more events get...
Things are beginning to improve relative to last year in the macro-economic backdrop that should help global growth going forward. However, an unexpected outbreak of a disease that started in China has now begun to trim earlier held estimates for...
Last year produced compelling results for many investors. Global security market indexes of most types produced positive total returns in 2019. US markets offered leadership with double-digit total returns showing up in equities and high-quality...