The Housing Market and the Recession: This Time Really is Different, But Will it Last?

Rhea Thomas |
Wilmington Wire
Chainarong Prasertthai

October 16, 2020—The housing market’s role as one of the key drivers of the current recovery has been notable and stands in stark contrast to its role as a key driver of the last recession (2008–2009). The housing market’s surprising resilience is due in part to pandemic-induced demand for housing, in addition to ultra-low interest rates and pre-pandemic demographic trends.

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Will the UK and EU Reach a New Free Trade Agreement?

Clement K. Miller, CFA |
Wilmington Wire
metamorworks

Will the UK and EU Reach a New Free Trade Agreement?September 21, 2020—UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently introduced the Internal Market Bill (the Bill) into Parliament, which conflicts with the UK-EU divorce agreement (officially the withdrawal agreement). The Bill threatens to derail ongoing UK-EU negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) and has also provoked widespread outrage (in the UK, EU, and even the U.S.

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