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Economic Experts Weigh In

There are many different opinions and predictions vis-à-vis the pandemic-based economic recovery.  Here, we take a look at a few of them:

Ed Yardeni of Yardeni Research said:

“The V-shaped recovery in real GDP will remain V-shaped during the first half of this year and probably through the end of the year. However, it will no longer be a ‘recovery’ beyond Q1 because real GDP will have fully recovered during the current quarter. Thereafter, GDP will be in an ‘expansion’ in record-high territory.”

John Williams, President of the New York Federal Reserve said:

“With strong federal fiscal support and continued progress on vaccination, GDP growth this year could be the strongest we’ve seen in decades.”

According to Natixis US Economist, Troy Ludtka:

“The most glaring issue with where we stand now has to be the labor market. We still have [nearly] 10 million jobs which are just simply missing.You’re going to see a situation in the coming years, looking back to this moment, where official statistics on things like food insecurity, poverty and inequality are going to reach generational highs.”

RSM Chief Economist, Joseph Brusuelas said:

“You’re going to see the growth rates in the middle of the year probably close to 9%. That’s how strong the reopening of the U.S. economy will be vis-a-vis the release of pent-up demand by the household sector. I don’t expect the pent-up demand to all be released this year. I’m expecting it to take about two years to do that, primarily because households will be somewhat cautious about the release of cash.”

Jerome Powell of the Federal Reserve senses that the pandemic’s economic recovery has actually  “progressed more quickly than generally expected and looks to be strengthening but that those sectors that were hardest hit] remain weak [and that unemployment numbers actually] underestimate the shortfall, [implying that there is still a long way to go for economic recovery.]”

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where the recovery will end up but for now there is room for optimism within a wider framework of understanding the severity of what the pandemic has created for many people, financially.

Coronavirus-Business Quotes

What has society learned from COVID-19 in the business world? From the negative standpoint, unfortunately a lot with an insurmountable number of job losses leading to fiscal damage not seen in this generation.  A recent study entitled ‘KFF Health Tracking Poll: Economic Hardship, Health Coverage and the ACA’ pointed out: “The economic impact of the… Continue Reading

Crisis as Opportunity for Female Leadership

Crisis as Opportunity for Female Leadership

The coronavirus pandemic is generating thousands of opportunities for women to showcase their strengths and step into leadership positions. The economies disrupted by COVID-19 will eventually need to be realigned. Businesses around the world will be redefining their operational models and reassessing their business strategies. European Central Bank President, Christine Lagarde, argues that the male… Continue Reading

Jayme Albin Helps You Plan a Gradual Return to Normal for Kids

Jayme Albin Helps You Plan a Gradual Return to Normal for Kids

New York and many other states have lifted the strict lockdown restrictions. After spending months “trapped” indoors, many families are trying to figure out how to transition out of quarantine and resume a new normal in the shadows of the coronavirus. Author, psychologist, and therapist, Dr. Jayme Albin, offers advice on helping kids face these… Continue Reading

SA Hedge Funds: New Laws

South Africa’s hedge funds will soon be subject to new rules in an effort to help assets under management that have been encountering a dive for too long.  In January 2020, there will be new categories for funds as well as definition of where the funds are.  These two initiatives will help local investors make… Continue Reading

New Technology = New International Business Opportunities

In today’s world, the old saying “money talks” is truer than ever. But sometimes it really isn’t that easy to understand. International business opportunities have long been hindered by language barriers. When people and platforms struggle to communicate, it is no surprise that they can’t do business with each other. Thankfully, this problem is being… Continue Reading

Women: Quotes on Investments

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, board chair and president of Charles Schwab Foundation, senior vice president of Charles Schwab & Co., and board chair of Schwab Charitable said: “For women, financial independence is a matter of necessity. [She has] “long been a champion of women taking control of their finances as a means of being individually strong, as… Continue Reading

Investing Tips

Before starting any project it’s often worth checking in with the experts.  People who have already done the background work; have had successes and failures; know what works and doesn’t work and are now efficiently engaged in the project upon which you are about to embark. Here we look at quotes from people in the investment world:… Continue Reading

Best Tips for Stock Market Investments

When it comes to learning how to invest in the stock market, who better to take tips from than “one of the world’s most powerful investors….Warren Buffet.” Over the years, the Berkshire Hathaway CEO has given his tips for stock market investors: 2017 “The best thing with stocks, actually, is to buy them consistently over… Continue Reading

Hedge Fund Industry: 2019

For the first time since the 2018 fiscal crisis, the hedge fund industry is contracting.  According to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, this has resulted in the occurrence of a “mini 2008-2009 . . . We saw a massive amount of deleveraging” from hedge funds.” HFR President Kenneth Heinz said: “Hedge fund outflows in Q4 were driven by several factors,… Continue Reading