Our ears are ringing as the iconic bell on the New York Stock Exchange is dinging – in person – once again! This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo had the honor of reopening the trading floor for the first time in two months, but of course, there were a few new rules in place. From mandatory masks to temperature checks upon entry, all of the protective measures implemented on the floor have become commonplace across our nation as states continue to lift shelter-at-home orders and allow businesses to reopen their doors. While not everyone will rush back to their preferred retailers and favorite restaurants with bells on, I think most of us, along with the equity market, are looking forward to the return to our normal routines. Unfortunately, we cannot ring the final bell on the COVID-19 outbreak just yet, but our insights on where the economy and markets stand currently may be beneficial to investors debating an allocation change or needing reassurance to stay the course.
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