Back to normal?
Against the backdrop of the rising U.S. stock market, hot GDP growth, still-low interest rates and supportive actions by the Federal Reserve, the economy seems to be headed for normal times and (hopefully) putting the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic disruption in the rear-view mirror. Inflation, although inching up, seems to remain in check while key sectors of the economy, including: real estate, information technology, energy, and financial services are all performing well and leading the way toward the broad economic recovery.
Continued emphasis on technological innovation and making “home” the center of the world is likely to expand opportunities to develop even more automation and digital solutions — and benefit those companies that embrace ongoing innovation over the long-term.
How are other capital markets performing? What else could influence the return to normal across the U.S. — and throughout the globe? What challenges, obstacles and questions remain for investors? Read more in our latest economic outlook.