August 15, 2020—So, is this rally different? Four of our investment team experts blanketed media channels this week to answer that question, zeroing in on the strength of the support from pillars of the economy, as well as the prospects for the next round of COVID-19 congressional stimulus relief.
August 13, 2020—The stock market has crossed another critical threshold on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 breaching the prior all-time high on an intraday basis. While we think the market momentum is likely to continue, we maintain a somewhat cautious stance going forward.U.S. equities have recovered their pandemic losses on a surge of optimism around vaccines, monetary and fiscal stimulus, and a V-shaped recovery.
August 11, 2020—Over the past few months, the labor market has started the process of recovery after a sharp downward lurch in the aftermath of pandemic-induced shutdowns. The July employment report showed a third month of job gains, but at a slower pace relative to May and June, and was the first of a number of speed bumps we expect in the months ahead. We look for the recovery to continue, but not necessarily in a straight line.