Here are five themes William Blair expects will gain the attention of investors in the decade to come.
Swindlers and hackers pinched US$16 billion from 15.4 million U.S. consumers in 2016, according to Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2017 Identity Fraud Study. To make matters worse, the Identity Theft Resource Center reports there were 1,473 recorded data breaches in 2019. But even in these uncertain times, there are things consumers can do to protect themselves from greedy, increasingly crafty fraudsters.
The past five weeks have brought an array of conflicting news on the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting our estimates about when the coronavirus pandemic will end.
Time will tell when we’ll all feel comfortable heading out to dinner and a movie with friends again or hopping on a flight to the Caribbean, but investors can prepare themselves for the inevitable twists and turns in the markets. Here are five key themes to consider as you set expectations for the year ahead.
In a scene unprecedented in modern times, a mob protesting the outcome of the presidential election overran the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday afternoon, interrupting a joint session of Congress that had convened to count the electoral college votes and certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
After a powerful rally for stocks for much of 2020, let’s take a look at the biggest potential downside risks for investors in the year ahead. While none of these scenarios make our base case for 2021, a review of the top investment risks in greater depth may be prudent as we enter the New Year.
Below are the 4 most glaring qualities that separate the doers from the dreamers.
As we reflect on 2020, here are nine of the good news stories that might have slipped your attention in the past 12 months.
As striking as behavior shifts were in 2020, we may one day look back at 2021 as a major turning point not only for the economy but for public health, politics and the way we live in the digital age. “The longer we live in an environment where we have to be careful about our health, the more persistent behavior change will be,” Romo says. “We just hit the fast-forward button to the future, and I don’t think we’re going back.”
The world is smaller and people are poorer as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, from which it will take five to six years to recover, according to Martin Wolf.