In the June issue of our monthly flagship publication, we feature:On the Record by Chief Investment Officer Tony Roth, where he says it’s unwise to drive a stake in the ground and claim certainty as to the future, and notes the economy and markets are together levered to progress on three fronts: vaccine research, stimulus relief, and the reopening of economies globally.
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June 2— With a major economic downturn and businesses hit particularly hard from the COVID-19 pandemic, many family business owners are asking: What does this mean for the valuation of closely held businesses that have no readily observable market prices? It stands to reason that the same uncertainties sweeping through the public markets would also impact smaller private companies in even more profound ways, with travel, leisure, and retail businesses being especially hard hit.
The spray of the surf. The smell of barbeque. The crack of a baseball bat. The dazzling display of Fourth of July fireworks. For much of the nation, these are the sensory memories associated with summer. Or, at least that was the case before COVID-19 came along, after which most Americans were essentially given a “time out” and sent to their rooms.And now that cabin fever has essentially started to outstrip viral fevers, states are slowly reopening.
Before the budding of spring flowers, a new coronavirus emerged from obscurity to a worldwide pandemic known as COVID-19. After the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic, defensive measures imposed by governments brought economies to a standstill and sent markets into nosedives. Coupled with the effects of falling prices of crude oil, the equity markets in the U.S.