Archives for June, 2022

  1. June 27, 2022

    The Fed wants to orchestrate a “soft landing” for the U.S. economy, one in which job losses, wealth destruction, and credit contractions are minimal while inflation reduction is impactful. How do we frame this and measure this? The good news is the Bank of International… More >>

  2. June 21, 2022

    It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day pain of demand destruction. Living through economic cycles is a discipline of its own for investors. One thing that helps is to reflect on the cause, as it generally provides the path to a solution. In our current case, the cause… More >>

  3. June 13, 2022

    It’s been a nasty year for portfolios, especially those traditionally considered conservative like the 60/40 stock/bond portfolio. 1 Much of the portfolio headwind is being driven by raising rates and the Fed’s policy to combat inflation. Bonds typically act as an… More >>

  4. June 6, 2022

    For many months I have been focused on the tension between inflation and a recession, with the principal actor being the Federal Reserve. Can the Fed skillfully land a 23 trillion-dollar economy in a soft spot while fighting 8% inflation? It’s clear some don’t believe that’s… More >>