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 [...]

2 10, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook- No Looming Recession

By |2018-10-02T15:31:58+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Financial, Interest Rates, Media|0 Comments

As far as Harvard economist Martin Feldstein is concerned, we're all doomed. Feldstein says that the low interest rates of the last several years have created a stock market bubble rivaling the housing bubble that precipitated the last crisis. As interest rates keep rising, he says, the stock market bubble will eventually burst, sending the [...]

18 09, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook – The Growing Deficit

By |2018-09-18T10:47:47+00:00September 18th, 2018|Governments, Interest Rates, Policy, Spending, Taxes|0 Comments

The U.S. federal government reported last week that it ran a deficit of $214 billion in August, the fifth largest deficit for any single month in US history. The Congressional Budget Office thinks these numbers are consistent with a budget deficit of about $800 billion for Fiscal Year 2018, which ends September 30. If so, [...]

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. [...]

20 06, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook- Bonds Misjudge the Future

By |2018-06-20T09:19:32+00:00June 20th, 2018|Financial, Interest Rates|0 Comments

We've always been skeptical that bond yields carry deep meaning about the future. Low Treasury bond yields in recent years were said to be a signal of slower growth, or possibly a recession, ahead. And the bond world said stocks were over-valued. Clearly, the forecasted recession never came. Not only is the economy accelerating, but [...]

30 05, 2018

Wesbury’s Outlook – Higher Rates Won’t Cause Debt Spiral

By |2018-05-30T09:41:53+00:00May 30th, 2018|Debt, Financial, Interest Rates, Policy|0 Comments

For decades, investors have feared the national debt growing to unsustainable levels and destroying the US economy. Back in 1981, the public debt of the federal government was $1 trillion; today it's more than $21 trillion. At some point, their theory goes, additional debt is going to be the fiscal straw that breaks the camel's [...]

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