11 02, 2019

Wesbury’s Outlook – Where’s the Recession?

By |2019-02-11T16:23:42+00:00February 11th, 2019|Fed Reserve, Interest Rates, Outlook, Policy, Spending|0 Comments

Whatever happened to the recession calls? Seems like just a few weeks ago that the correction in the stock market as well as the partial government shutdown had convinced many analysts and investors the US was about to enter a recession. Fortunately, the data haven't cooperated. Ten days ago we got the employment report for [...]

30 01, 2019

Wesbury’s Outlook – Don’t Obsess About the Fed

By |2019-01-30T16:47:10+00:00January 30th, 2019|Debt, Fed Reserve, Financial, Governments, Interest Rates, Outlook, Policy, Spending, Uncategorized|0 Comments

When it comes to monetary policy, one thing looks certain for 2019 - journalists, pundits, investors, and analysts will pay it way more attention than it deserves. The spotlight is currently on Wednesday, when the Federal Reserve will issue their first statement of the new year. The consensus expects no changes in rates, and we [...]

23 10, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook – Robust Growth Continues

By |2018-10-23T04:30:39+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Fed Reserve, Financial, Interest Rates, Media|0 Comments

Economic growth continued at a robust rate in the third quarter, supporting the case for both a continued bull market in stocks and further rate hikes from the Fed. While we might make minor adjustments when we get Thursday's data on durable goods, international trade, and inventories, right now our model forecasts real GDP expanded [...]

31 07, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook – The Economic Surge

By |2018-07-31T21:26:27+00:00July 31st, 2018|Fed Reserve, Financial, Governments, Policy, Spending, Taxes|0 Comments

Paul Krugman, Larry Summers and Bob Gordon have some 'splainin to do. Where's that "secular stagnation?" Since 2009, they, along with many others, have said the US economy is stuck at 2% real growth. Their theory got traction after 2009, as the U.S. saw what we called a Plow Horse Economy. But, we never believed [...]

17 07, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook- Yield Curve Inversion

By |2018-07-17T06:10:52+00:00July 17th, 2018|Fed Reserve, Interest Rates, Policy|0 Comments

The yield spread between the 2-year and 10-year Treasury Note has narrowed to 25 basis points, its smallest spread since 2007. This has many investors worried the narrowing spread will lead to an inversion of the yield curve (when short-term rates exceed long-term rates) – which throughout history has often occurred prior to a recession. [...]

10 04, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook – A Generation of Interest Rate Illiterates

By |2018-04-10T09:34:27+00:00April 10th, 2018|Fed Reserve, Financial, Governments, Interest Rates|0 Comments

An entire generation of investors has been misled about interest rates: where they come from, what they mean, how they're determined. Lots of this confusion has to do with the role of central banks.  Many think central banks, like the Fed, control all interest rates.  This isn't true.  They can only control short-term rates.  It's [...]

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