Funds including ESG factors (environmental, social, governance) experienced record growth in the first quarter of 2020. Moving forward, however, the current crisis will bring about several negative trends. Huge deficits will make things tough on companies that rely on government funding. Inflation will soar, unemployment will hover around 10 percent, and a commercial real estate bubble will emerge. The silver lining will be that ESG/sustainable investing will become the new normal. Leadership, investment and action will be needed to take advantage of the opportunity.
- The coronavirus economy has reached the point where investors are changing their strategies to adjust to the way things are now.
- Read on for some tips to help investors decide how to proceed during these times.
- For example, here are six huge trends that are likely to dominate the market over the next year or more.
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