While just everyone seems to think the U.S. needs another round of stimulus, politicians in Washington can’t seem to get their act together. After talks broke down in August, calls for more stimulus from Federal Reserve officials, several high-profile CEOs, and centrist politicians seem to have gotten talks back on track. Meanwhile, last week’s recent unemployment numbers came in worse than expected, fueling more urgency.
However, it’s still unclear if renewed negotiations will be successful, or if anything will pass before a contentious election. A lack of new stimulus could mean more unemployment and another leg down in the economy. Meanwhile, while there has been some positive vaccine news, it’s unlikely any vaccine would be widely available before next spring, should a vaccine be approved at all.
Despite these scary numbers and headlines,