The purpose of this research is to provide readers with an initial understanding of the economy & markets and their impact on the financial services industry, various products & services, various markets & distribution channels, and specific financial services firms.
This research addresses key economic measures, including the gross national product, corporate profits, the unemployment rate, interest rates, the inflation rate, & the value of the dollar.
This research also addresses the returns and volatility of various markets, including the stock, bond, commodity, housing, & small business markets.
This research leads to two primary conclusions:
- Continued Economic Recovery
- Continued Markets Growth with Increased Volatility