AIIS Newsletter: September 2020

September 2020 Market Update The economic outlook for the United States and the world during 2020 has improved according to a report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), though the group cautioned that “the outlook is subject to...

AIIS Newsletter: August 2020

August 2020 Market Update The U.S. economy shrunk at an annualized rate of 32.9 percent during the second quarter, an unprecedented contraction caused by the coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdowns. The non-annualized negative growth rate was 9.5 percent, meaning...

AIIS Newsletter: July 2020

July 2020 Market UpdateAlthough employers continued to return some people to work in June, the economic outlook for the United States remains uncertain amid ongoing struggles with the coronavirus pandemic.The economy added 4.8 million jobs last month, lowering the...

AIIS Newsletter: June 2020

June 2020 Market Update In the first bit of economic news in several months that qualifies as “good,” the economy added 2.5 million jobs in May, lowering the unemployment rate 1.4 percentage points. The gains in May clawed back a small portion of the job losses that...

AIIS Newsletter: May 2020

May 2020 Market UpdateWith unemployment numbers approaching levels last seen during the Great Depression, parts of the United States are tentatively trying to restart their economies, though COVID-19 remains a threat.The U.S. economy lost more than 20 million jobs in...

AIIS Newsletter: April 2020

April 2020 Market Update The unprecedented economic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic has, in less than two months, thrown the United States into its worst economic crisis since the Great Recession. With much of the economy shut down to slow the spread of the...