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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.