The Risk of De-Risking

The Risk of De-Risking

by Paul Robertson, John McLaughlin
With the stock market’s recent volatility, now may seem like a good time to take profits and wait on the sidelines until the proverbial dust settles. After all, the bull market has persisted for nearly 10 years, the US Federal Reserve continues to raise rates, and global economic growth is decelerating (albeit modestly). Throw in an ongoing trade war and pockets of political turmoil, and taking profits may seem like a sensible strategy in these uncertain times.

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Less Favorable Growth-Inflation Mix in 2019

Less Favorable Growth-Inflation Mix in 2019

by Darren Williams
As we get ready to move into 2019, the macro backdrop points to a less favorable mix of growth and inflation at a time when central bank balance sheets are starting to shrink. Even if growth is simply returning to trend, the year ahead is likely to be more challenging—with populism and China looming as key downside risks.

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