The massive stimulus efforts provided by the Federal government have helped to position the U.S. for a healthy economic rebound. Against a backdrop of rising stock prices, near-zero interest rates and widespread vaccine distribution, economies are reopening and life as we knew it is returning to normal.
The technological innovations that allowed businesses and individuals to keep going during the pandemic are resulting in even greater efficiencies and opportunities. Companies that embrace ongoing innovation will continue to benefit over the long-term. Value stocks, which are benefiting from reopening, remain favorable at least for the short-term. And U.S. stocks are promising better performance over international issues primarily because economic rebound here has been faster, and more sustained, versus other parts of the world.