10 Economic Predictions For The Next 5 Years From Northern Trust

10 Economic Predictions For The Next 5 Years From Northern Trust

In today’s constantly recalibrated world, a five-year investment horizon might seem too long a view. But not to Northern Trust’s Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Strategist Jim McDonald, who delved deeper into the bank’s recently released five-year forecast, noting that although these findings will be more targeted this year and next, the big picture provides investing context, especially post-pandemic.

10 Economic Predictions For The Next 5 Years From Northern Trust

Supply Chain Breakdown: Its Causes And Effects

Supply chains typically aren’t something the average person needs to think about too much. When they’re working, these high-tech, globalized networks of parts suppliers, assemblers, shippers, and distributors allow companies to make and move goods around the world so quickly and cheaply that it’s tempting to take them for granted. That is, until a pandemic hits and exposes the fragility of this whole enterprise. So, the question now is what — if anything — can the average shopper or investor do in response?

10 Economic Predictions For The Next 5 Years From Northern Trust

5 Tips To Improve Your Negotiation Skills

A close friend I mentored for five years was looking at expanding his business and buying one of his competitor’s businesses. I sit on the board of directors of his company, and he often comes to me for advice when faced with decisions. He was eager to get some suggestions about negotiating the deal. Here is the memo that I sent to him.

10 Economic Predictions For The Next 5 Years From Northern Trust

The Long Unwinding Road: Our Take On Fed Tapering And Inflation

In the final months of this year, we expect the U.S. Federal Reserve to begin scaling back some of the extraordinary stimulus measures launched last year in the early stages of the pandemic. Although the Fed chose not to break any news about its first move at the September 2021 meeting, we already know the initial step. The central bank will begin by reducing, or tapering, the pace of its bond buying.