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The End of the Beginning

Our third note in this new post-COVID world in which we find ourselves, we take a step back to consider where we are in the cycle and where we see the need to adjust our forecasts, including our GDP and earnings estimates as well as forward-looking expected investment returns Our bottom line: While the savings rate has exploded higher, structural impairments to the economy, combined with high unemployment levels and a concerning rise in active COVID cases in multiple U.S. states, suggest to us that we will see a square root-shaped recovery, rather than a V-shaped one, as we head into 2021.

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