As we exited 2020, investors looked forward to turning the page on the health and economic impacts of the pandemic, the political upheaval of a contentious election cycle, and the unprecedented volatile swings across markets. The first quarter of 2021 initially greeted investors with more of the same. However, by the end of the quarter, global markets rallied, driven by continued optimism on COVID-19 vaccines, a final resolution of a transition of political power, and ongoing fiscal and monetary stimulus.
On the latest episode of the Unfiltered Finance Podcast, we take a closer look at the various events and economic headlines that helped drive market performance for the first quarter of 2021, and explore what may be in store for investors in the near future.
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