Perspective: Coronavirus and Economic Update
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Join Us & Andrew Opdyke of First Trust to discuss Perspective: Coronavirus and Economic Update
Bio: Andrew Opdyke, CFA, Economist
Andrew is an Economist and a member of the First Trust Economics Team that Bloomberg has ranked as one of the top forecasters of the U.S. economy over the past several years. At First Trust, Andrew is responsible for analyzing economic indicators, writing economic commentaries and producing articles on the First Trust Economics Blog. Out of a panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts, the First Trust Economics Team was awarded the “Crystal Ball Award” by Zillow® in partnership with Pulsenomics in 2012, 2013, 2014, and again most recently in 2015 for accurate home
price predictions. Cogent’s 2017 Survey of Advisors rated First Trust’s thought leadership material as number one for most read and most shared by advisors with colleagues or clients.*
Andrew received an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BA in Business and Economics from Hope College. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago.
The Topic of Discussion: Perspective: Coronavirus and Economic Update:
The Coronavirus brought activity across many areas of the country to a screeching halt. We have felt it – lived it – in our interactions with family, friends, neighbors, and communities. It hasn’t just changed the way we work, it has changed who can work. Employment plummeted. Fear flourished. But while the pouting pundits of pessimism ramped up their drip, drip, drip of negativity, real progress took place.
Join us as we discuss what the data can tell us about the economic and market impacts from the virus, and the path forward towards recovery.