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 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.
August 5, 2020—Chinese stocks, as captured by the MSCI China Index, have risen and comprise almost 40% of the market capitalization of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. This Wilmington Wire addresses a question that has been posed by some investors: Should investors carve China out of their emerging markets allocation?There are two sets of investors asking this question.
July 31, 2020—As we head into the weekend, Congress is facing some self-imposed deadlines and increasing pressure to pass a new fiscal stimulus package to support the still-weak economy. The most often cited technical deadline is today, July 31, the official end date of the $600 per week boost to unemployment insurance (U/I) recipients.