Economic Take
What’s Ahead for Biden’s Global Business Agenda

What’s Ahead for Biden’s Global Business Agenda

January 26, 2021

In this special edition of Economic Take, Jim brings back JPMorgan Chase colleagues Mel Martinez, former U.S. Senator from Florida and Chairman of the Southeast U.S. and Latin America, and Morgan McGrath, Head of International Banking for the Commercial Bank. The three discuss potential moves by the Biden administration for new economic stimulus, infrastructure spending, immigration policy and global trade, particularly with China.

Discussing Biden’s Economic Agenda

Discussing Biden’s Economic Agenda

January 19, 2021

In this special pre-inauguration edition of Economic Take, Jim checks in with Heather Higginbottom, President of JPMorgan Chase PolicyCenter. With widespread economic, health and social challenges facing the new Biden Administration, what policies could emerge to improve economic equity and financial resiliency for workers, families and small businesses?

Why Disruptive News Isn’t Disrupting the Market

Why Disruptive News Isn’t Disrupting the Market

January 12, 2021

Why are markets still flying so high despite surging pandemic cases and political unrest in Washington? Jim looks at a couple of possible causes, including recent developments in nationwide COVID-19 vaccination efforts and the possibility of more federal fiscal stimulus.

The Road Ahead: 2021 Business Leaders Outlook

The Road Ahead: 2021 Business Leaders Outlook

January 5, 2021

In this special edition of Economic Take, Jim unpacks major results from the 2021 Business Leaders Outlook with John Simmons, Head of Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries at JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking. In a business world changed virtually overnight by COVID-19, Jim and John discuss a big year-end swing in executive optimism and business performance, as well as factors that may shape 2021.

 

 

Watching the Economic Thermostat

Watching the Economic Thermostat

December 15, 2020

2020 closes on a hopeful note with the start of U.S. COVID-19 vaccinations—and not a moment too soon. With pandemic cases now surging, shutdowns could still happen. However, Jim looks at recent data in some of the hardest-hit industries and finds that our lockdown habits and continued consumer spending strength could still add economic warmth in the weeks ahead.

 

 

What’s Moving Markets Ahead

What’s Moving Markets Ahead

December 8, 2020

Despite rising COVID-19 cases and November’s employment gains falling slightly below expectations, Jim looks at continuing signs of economic momentum that could accelerate with FDA vaccine approvals as early as this week. 

Why Stocks Hit Record Highs During the Pandemic

Why Stocks Hit Record Highs During the Pandemic

December 1, 2020

Even after the world receives an effective vaccine, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to impact the global economy for some time. Yet just last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached another record high. Jim looks at how this year’s impressive business performance numbers and rising market valuations are already driving confidence for 2021.

 

How an Effective Vaccine May Spur the Recovery

How an Effective Vaccine May Spur the Recovery

November 24, 2020

It’s the holiday gift that everyone’s been waiting for—several potential COVID-19 vaccines that are nearly ready for distribution. Jim explains how an aggressive effort to vaccinate the public could build on the momentum created by business and consumer activity to help fuel the economic recovery.

How Workforce Demographics and Population Flows Could Shape the Recovery

How Workforce Demographics and Population Flows Could Shape the Recovery

November 17, 2020

Successful COVID-19 vaccine trials and improving job numbers are potential bright spots for the economic recovery—but what about the office market outlook? Jim explains how shifts in workforce demographics and population flows may impact not just when, but where employees return to work.

Keeping an Eye on the Jobs Picture

Keeping an Eye on the Jobs Picture

November 10, 2020

Jim looks beyond October’s solid job numbers to legislative and medical milestones that could return the U.S. to pre-COVID-19 unemployment levels by late 2021.

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