Join us Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12 pm, MST
Coronavirus and Indian Country – LATEST INSTALLMENT
First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) presents the latest installment of thought-provoking webinars on the financial impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Hosted by First Nations Programs Consultant Shawn Spruce, the webinar is a must-attend for tribal housing staff, Native CDFIs, and others working directly with individuals and families in Indian Country.
About the Webinar
What’s going on with financial markets and COVID-19?
On February 20, investors rejoiced as the stock market’s most popular benchmark, the S&P 500 Index, hit a record high of 3,373 points. Four weeks later, with the entire country on lockdown due to coronavirus, the 11-year bull market appeared as a distant memory when the S&P dropped 34% from its record. However, since then the stock market has recouped nearly all its losses, albeit with no shortage of volatile trading days.
How is it possible, in the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic that has put over 20 million Americans out of work, shuttered the doors of thousands of businesses, and placed taxpayers on the hook for over $2 trillion of economic stimulus, that stocks of many U.S. companies appear largely unfazed?
Whether or not investors are out of the woods has yet to be seen. But Native people looking to stay informed while managing 401ks and other investments can tune in for easy-to-understand analysis, insights, and observations during these unpredictable times. As an added bonus, one lucky attendee will win a box of Tanka Bars and a copy of The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen cookbook. Great gifts for anyone suffering from the “Quarantine 15”!
Miss Webinars #1 and #2?
The recording and PowerPoint presentations of the April 8 and April 15, 2020, First Nations’ webinars in this series are available. Access them here.