People who own assets get richer or at least stay on the same level. However, those that are trading labor for currency units without the capacity to own assets are losing their shirts…financial death by 1 thousand cuts; failure that happens because of many small accumulated issues.
There is a major disconnect between the stock market and the underlying economy. The GDP numbers are down as well because the economy was brought to a stop and has not come back to pre-COVID 19 levels. Yet, the stock market is roaring. How is this possible?
The savings rate, which is the percentage of personal income consumers save rather than spend, is at the highest it has been in years. The high savings rate is a reflection of the American peoples’ fear because they do not know the direction the economy is going to take.
COVID-19 has shown the fragile nature of the United States financial system, as well as other countries around the world.