The term “new normal” was coined during the rubble of the 2008-2009 great financial crisis to imply that normal business cycles were a thing of the past. Today, the business cycle is back in full force and “new normal” is a thing of the past.
In this edition, we share our 2018 Outlook with you to help navigate the year ahead, but we’ll resist the temptation to make a market call.
In this holiday abbreviated version of Market Monthly we’ll recap some key themes and trends we’ve discussed throughout the year and begin setting the stage for 2018.
November 2017 | The House and Senate have delivered their respective tax plans with edits occurring in real time. Their paths may differ but their goals of progrowth economic stimulus are aligned.
October 2017 | The two primary levers of economic policy find themselves at an inflection point. The Fed is cooling their ultra-accommodative monetary policy while Washington is turning up the heat on economic growth through potential tax reform.
September, 2017 | U.S. stocks have soared over 250 percent since their March 2009 lows. There has been plenty to worry about since the Great Recession such as Fed policy, Brexit, N. Korea, and political turbulence just to name a few.