AT THE MIDPOINT of 2020, we’re mindful that it’s been an extremely challenging year so far in the United States and around the globe. We’re in the midst of a pandemic that continues to impact all of us, our communities, and our economies.
Together we’re looking ahead for new ways to face these challenges and how we can prepare now for better times. We’ve been impressed by what we’ve seen so far: The resiliency and accelerated innovation among large and small US businesses; efforts by our national, state, and local governments to support our communities; and most of all, the dedication and unprecedented cooperation among our front-line health professionals, medical researchers, and everyday people to guide us through this health crisis.
At LPL Research, we know the stock market is forward-looking: It focuses on
what’s happening today and what it sees on the road ahead. Much of the realtime economic data we follow—such as transportation activity, home sales, and
jobless claims—is showing tangible evidence that economic activity—while still
depressed—has begun to make a comeback.