Could the economy slow faster than expected? Some investors have begun to worry that the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant and the drying up of fiscal and monetary stimulus could put the brakes on economic growth.
In January 2021, we made a series of projections about trends that would characterize 2021 and the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, some countries have rolled out widespread COVID-19-vaccination efforts; in others, there have been reverses. Circumstances have changed.
Here are the three most typical motivations for employee lying I’ve seen in decades of consulting — and what to do about them.
Here are five lessons I learned or relearned in the pandemic that I’m using in my portfolios today.
Digital currency has the potential to completely change how society thinks about money. The rise of Bitcoin, Ethereum and thousands of other cryptocurrencies that exist only in electronic form has led global central banks to research how national digital currencies might work.
It’s kind of weird to say this, but after more than a decade of Bitcoin’s existence, there’s finally some consensus about what it is.
Uncertainty is as much a natural element of life as anything you’ll find on the periodic table. Unfortunately, it has a somewhat less innocent (if not totally evil) twin: fear. You can think about it this way. Uncertainty is simply the reality that accompanies many situations, and it will never go away. Very little in life is certain. Fear and anxiety, on the other hand, you can manage.
Mapping an investment approach for what Morgan Stanley strategists call a “hotter and shorter” midcycle transition may be anything but straightforward. Investors may need to reconcile early-cycle timing, midcycle conditions and pricey late-cycle valuations — especially for U.S. equities — while also factoring in potential inflation, policy changes and higher corporate taxes.
Recently, a 401k provider, hoping to capitalize on the cryptocurrency fad, announced that it was going to allow 401k plans it works with to access cryptocurrencies as investments. This is a horrible development for 401k plan participants. Here’s why.
Thanks largely to rising consumer spending and trillions in government stimulus, U.S. gross domestic product rose an annualized 6.4% in the first three months of the year, and total U.S. economic output could return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2021, years ahead of earlier expectations.