Top Emerging Tech Trends In 2020 – Gartner

  As we look to 2021 and the anticipated global economic recovery, we see continued interest in topics related to emerging business risks, digital transformation and cybersecurity. As a result, integrated risk management (IRM) topped our list in 2020. We also continue to see increased interest in the wider adoption of digital technologies to support an employee base … More Top Emerging Tech Trends In 2020 – Gartner

Is Secular Deflation Over In The Computer & Electronics Sector?

  Just a quick note on what we believe has been one of the largest factors, along with globalization to the disinflationary forces over the past 30 years. That is the secular decline in the price of semiconductor prices.  Semiconductors are the basic building block of today’s economy, as was oil during the industrial revolution. … More Is Secular Deflation Over In The Computer & Electronics Sector?

Labor Market Recovery Slowing, 53% Of COVID Job Losses Have Been Recovered

53% of COVID private sector jobs losses have been recovered (Chart 2) Total private-sector payrolls are still down 7.4% since January (Chart 3) Service-providing jobs have been hit disproportionally hard, falling 7.8% since January (Chart 3) Goods producing jobs only make up 16.7% of private-sector employment (Chart 4) The Computer & Electronic Products sector employment … More Labor Market Recovery Slowing, 53% Of COVID Job Losses Have Been Recovered

Reading PMIs: A Cautionary Note

The flash Purchasing Manager Indices (PMI) have just been released by Markit, which shows the manufacturing sectors in the U.S. and Europe continue a strong rebound.   IHS Markit Flash U.S. Manufacturing PMI™ Manufacturers indicated the fastest improvement in operating conditions since January 2019 in September, as highlighted by the IHS Markit Flash U.S. Manufacturing … More Reading PMIs: A Cautionary Note