May 2020

Unemployed or Furloughed - Now What?

Emergency Fund Image.jpg by Jon Flaherty

Since March 20th, the U.S. Labor Department has recorded around 39 million initial unemployment claims through the middle of May.  The unemployment claims have been trending down, but for nine weeks and counting the number of initial jobless claims has been in the millions each week.  While states are starting to reopen, it could still take some time for jobs to fully recover.

Monthly Markets Memo - May 22, 2020

World Money Small.jpgby Dan Zalipski, CFA 

It is likely that several aspects of our everyday life will be permanently changed in a post-pandemic world.  Even so, Americans are eager to get back to something that resembles ‘normal’ as states begin to loosen restrictions and reopen their economies.  With all the uncertainty surrounding how and to what degree our economy will return, one fact remains uncontested: our economic recovery rests squarely on the shoulders of the American Consumer.

The Unexpected Rebound

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