Jennifer Waters
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About Jennifer Waters

Jennifer Waters is an award-winning, Chicago-based writer who has covered business and personal finance for more than two decades. She has written regular columns for MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal, and is a regular contributor to local and national TV and radio stations.

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Leave Loungewear at Home but Not Comfort Clothing: An Update on the Apparel Market August 4, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Venturing out after months at home could be a problem for those accustomed to loungewear. The good news is that comfort still rules in today’s fashion.

4 min read  |  Economic Trends
This Summer's Economic Hits: Inflation, Demand, and Elasticity July 8, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Inflation is in the news, but the imbalance may abate as productivity increases. To understand what's happening, consider a few basic economic concepts.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Home Builder Earnings Ahead: Will the Dearth in Supplies and Labor Crimp the Industry? June 9, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Earnings from Lennar and KB Home may provide insight into how long the imbalance in the dynamics of supply and demand for home builders will continue.

3 min read  |  Economic Trends
Beyond Vaccines and Reopening: Are the Travel Demand Floodgates About to Open? April 7, 2021 1:00 PM   |  

After more than a year of pandemic-related isolation, social distancing, and personal loss, consumers say they're itching to get back on the road, take to the skies, or get their sails into the wind. Is the travel industry ready?

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Is the Battle Royale Between Streaming Giants Causing ‘Subscription Fatigue’? January 7, 2021 1:20 PM   |  

The ongoing competition among streaming services that has been brewing for years turned into a Battle Royale in 2020, with stalwarts and new players locked in an intense fight, but is “subscription fatigue” coming? Here’s the rundown.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Indoor Shopping Maul: COVID-19 Seems to Be Expediting Retail Trends September 24, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many indoor shopping malls—and the retailers who filled the space—were already suffering from the shift to e-commerce. The virus seems to be speeding up the transition away from the legacy indoor mall.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Macro-Momentum: Is “Don’t Fight the Fed” Still a Sound Investing Strategy? August 31, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Don't fight the Fed. It's an old Wall Street adage, but is it prudent to structure a portfolio around macroeconomic policy intentions? And how would you do it, anyway? Here's a rundown.

5 min read  |  Investment Guidance
Ready for a New Office? Sanitizing Stations, Touch-Free Doors, and Other Trends August 13, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

The coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of many office buildings and shifted workers to an at-home environment. Going forward, offices will still be the norm for many businesses, but the look and feel may never be the same.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Window Shopping Could Have New Meaning as Brick-and-Mortar Retail Restarts June 24, 2020 11:24 AM   |  

As states begin lifting stay-at-home orders and shopping centers start to open up, many will be sporting a different look. But what about investments in retailers and related real estate investment trusts (REITs)? Here's what you might expect.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
CARES Act Stimulus Checks Are on the Way. Should You Spend or Save? April 23, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

The CARES Act, designed to help an economy brought to its knees by the novel coronavirus pandemic, includes stimulus checks for U.S. taxpayers whose income falls below a threshold. Wondering what to do with yours?

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
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