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Coronavirus Update: May 29, 2020 [Video]

Posted by Brad McMillan, CFA, CAIA, MAI

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This entry was posted on May 29, 2020 1:00:16 PM

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Today, I'd like to provide an update on the coronavirus pandemic, including the economic and market implications. We had some good news in the past week, as there were no signs of a second wave of infections even as the economy continued to reopen. The daily spread rate remained at 1.5 percent per day in 9 of the past 10 days, bringing us to the lowest level since the pandemic started. Plus, the daily case growth continued to hold steady, and the number of active cases has begun to level off. On the economic front, layoffs continued to decrease, and people have started returning to work. We’re also seeing positive signs that consumers have the confidence to spend, as shown in the uptick in restaurant bookings and mortgage applications.

So, does all this good news mean a V-shaped recovery looks more likely? Watch my latest video to learn more.

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