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People want to know what the coming year will bring.
I would like to know, too. I talk about the future all the time, of course, and I tell you what I think is coming — but whether it will arrive next month, next year, or five years from now is a different question.
So, when I write annual forecast letters like this one, I put some extra pressure on myself. In addition to identifying the macro forces in play, I try to anticipate when we will see their impact.
But inquiring minds want to know, so here we go. First, a brief message. If you missed my email on Thursday, I want to be sure you know that the Alpha Society is now accepting new members. Getting to know you has been an amazing honor. More intellectual stimulation, more communication with people who thoroughly enjoy debate and discussion, more opportunities to talk to me and the Mauldin Economics editors.
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Subscribe Now Already have an account? Click here to log-in. We never share your email with third parties. I think the global economy is far too complex and far too dependent on irrational human behavior for that ambition to be realized.
However, there are some occasional similarities. Think back to high school science. The first one is about inertia and motion: An object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in motion, with the same speed and direction, unless some other force intervenes.
In similar fashion, an economy that is moving in a particular direction will probably continue in that direction until something makes it change — either the forces that put it in motion lose strength, or other forces counteract them. My friend Sam Rines gives us a wonderful illustration of that basic principle.
The following is a graph of nominal GDP growth for the last six years. Even though there are various measures of inflation, real GDP growth measures the actual buying power of your dollars. There is a great way to illustrate the difference between real and nominal GDP growth.
But, taking account of inflation, it was 26 years later, orbefore you saw any increase in your buying power.
Not exactly what your financial planner was forecasting for you in your retirement plan. Using the average market returns for the last 80 or years to forecast your returns for the next 20 years, or until your retirement, is both foolish and dangerous.
Forecasting what your portfolio will look like in a reasonable length of time, say 10 or 20 years, all depends on your starting point.
If you happen to be part of the demographic that allowed you to start inyou look brilliant. If you began in instead? But real personal income, while it has grown modestly over the last seven years, has begun once again to flatten.
This chart courtesy of Jeff Snyder at Alhambra. But I will lean on our law that objects in motion tend to stay in motion for my forecast. I think the US economy will maintain its current slow but steady growth, because no greater forces are likely to stop it.
But of course I have to add an asterisk, which we will get to in a bit. I am not, however, predicting smooth sailing for the stock market. The economy and the stock market are different animals. In fact, could be our last calm year for some time, so we need to use it constructively.
In response to the financial crisis and the recession it sparked, the Federal Reserve and other central banks deployed zero or near-zero interest rates, quantitative easing, and assorted other interventions.
These may have averted an even worse disaster, but their impacts were far from ideal. Nonetheless, the economy slowly lifted off as consumers rebuilt their balance sheets and asset values rose.
The asset values climbed in large part because the Fed practically forced everyone with money to invest it in risk assets: The resulting wealth effect theoretically enabled more spending, at least by those in the top income quintile.This web-friendly presentation of the original text of the Federalist Papers (also known as The Federalist) was obtained from the e-text archives of Project Gutenberg.
The Federal Reserve Board's Role. As the issuing authority for all Federal Reserve notes, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has a wide range of responsibilities related to paper money, from ensuring an adequate supply to protecting and maintaining confidence in our currency.
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