Cox Automotive Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke reviews macroeconomic trends and their effect on the automotive landscape. Smoke will also review where we are now across the United States and auto retailing — with a look back on the first half of the year and the tailwinds for lenders to help them align their business strategies going forward. In this session, you will learn:
* What effects will pandemic and economic recovery play on the auto industry at large;
* In what direction are the tailwinds in auto sales and inventory appear heading; and
* What are Cox Automotive expectations for the road ahead among the economic, industry and political climate.