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2020 Midyear Outlook Expectations + Opportunities for Recovery

2020 Midyear Outlook

Investors are living through historic times. The personal, political and economic fallouts from the pandemic are likely to impact portfolios far beyond the present, making adaptability and resilience key investment traits.

How Investors Can Adapt Through the Rest of 2020

Wells Fargo's Darrell Cronk, an Iowa native and Iowa State graduate, is the president of Wells Fargo Investment Institute, which examines the contours of change and how investors might best adapt over the months and years to come in the “2020 Midyear Outlook” report. The new report addresses issues such as:

  • Expectations for the current recession and the pace of the economic recovery in the U.S. and around the globe
  • Our outlook for equities, fixed income and real assets for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021, as well as a look at the role that alternative investments can play
  • Five emerging long-term trends for how business and the economy may be different beyond the pandemic

See the full Wells Fargo Investment Institute 2020 Midyear Outlook report here.

Changes in Business

As small businesses and industries adapt to a post-pandemic world, the need for recommendations will arise. The Greater Des Moines Partnership also offers industry and business function playbooks that offer insight into current impact and future trends for the following:

Industry Playbooks

  • Agriculture
  • Child Care
  • Construction & Development
  • Education
  • Events, Arts & Culture
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Gyms
  • Health Care
  • Hotels
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofits
  • Personal Services
  • Restaurant & Food Service
  • Retail
  • Utilities

Business Function Playbooks

  • Finance
  • HR
  • IT
  • Legal
  • Operations
  • Sales & Marketing

Learn about the specific playbooks listed above at dsmpartnership.com/dsmforward.

You can count on The Partnership to continue to share accurate and fact-based updates as well. See more on COVID-19 here.