A considerable amount of market uncertainty has dissipated in recent weeks along the lines of our projected investment theses. Disinflation has unfolded at a faster pace than many had expected. At the same time, economic growth has also exceeded expectations. The odds of a recession have receded for many investors, while others believe that the timing of an inevitable recession has simply been pushed back.
In this Actionable Ideas webinar with Sandip Bhagat, Whittier Trust’s Chief Investment Officer, we examined the economic and market backdrop to pose and answer the following questions.
- Despite some big early gains, will the last mile of disinflation prove difficult to navigate?
- Will high interest rates eventually slow down the consumer and cut into corporate profit margins?
- How significant are the U.S. fiscal problems and are we doomed to higher interest rates for longer as a result?
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