Markets and Economic Update for August 2021

David Lundgren, CFA, August 11, 2021

Welcome to the Markets and Economic Update, provided by the Hancock Whitney Asset Management team as an informational resource for clients and individuals who are interested in hearing our perspectives on current economic issues.

 
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Each month, senior leaders of Hancock Whitney’s Asset Management team discuss the latest news and events that impact markets and the economy. Topics covered on this month’s call include:
  • A thorough update on COVID-19 trends, including the latest Delta variant news and what it means for mandates and social distancing.
  • Detailed commentary on the negotiations in Washington D.C. regarding the bipartisan infrastructure & reconciliation bill, and what the likely result will be.
  • Discussions on rising tensions between the United States and China, and the impact on global economic growth.
  • An overview on the positive economic data from this past month, discussions on inflation and what the recent COVID-19 resurgence means for economic growth going forward.
  • A review on the 2nd quarter earnings reports, and possible causes for an increase in volatility.
  • An outlook on where interest rates are likely headed.
 
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