June 3, 2022Topics shared in this publication are:Job growth remains very strong at roughly 500,000 over the past 6 months. The leisure & hospitality sector remains at the deepest deficit relative to pre-pandemic but has also made the most gains recently.Labor force participation has improved notably in 2022, supporting job growth and easing some of the concerns of labor shortages.Businesses indicate demand for labor remains strong but may be plateauing.
February 25, 2022—The Russian invasion of Ukraine this week put an end to months of speculation and brought the crisis to a new phase. As we wrote earlier this week, our investment committee elected to maintain our portfolio positioning. We believe the critical considerations for investors is whether the Russia-Ukraine conflict derails the otherwise optimistic global economic outlook by way of high energy prices (which could sap spending power) or by way of inflation.
February 23, 2022—The rapidly escalating Russia–Ukraine conflict has dominated the news flow and financial market action over the past few weeks. The S&P 500 on Tuesday hit a new low for the year, correcting -10.25% since January 3. Wilmington Trust’s Investment Committee has been in constant communication and meeting with increased frequency. As of Tuesday, February 22, we are maintaining our current portfolio positioning and continuing to closely monitor the evolving situation.