Asset Allocation Quarterly

Asset Allocation Quarterly (Third Quarter 2022)

by the Asset Allocation Committee | PDF Global growth is clearly slowing and the probability of a recession in the U.S. over the next year is significantly elevated. The Fed is continuing its aggressive attack on inflation through rapid increases in the fed funds rate and accelerating its balance sheet reduction. Economic data from overseas… Read More »

Asset Allocation Quarterly (Second Quarter 2022)

by the Asset Allocation Committee | PDF In its efforts to combat inflation, the U.S. Federal Reserve has adopted a much more hawkish monetary policy stance through a combination of raising the fed funds rate and reducing its balance sheet. Global central banks, in contrast, have varying policy responses ranging from extensively accommodative to increasingly… Read More »

Asset Allocation Quarterly (First Quarter 2022)

by the Asset Allocation Committee | PDF We anticipate that economic growth will continue, but at a more modest pace than last year, and the potential for a recession within our three-year forecast period remains low. The Fed’s prior intransigence on inflation has yielded to a more hawkish stance leading to expectations for the curtailment… Read More »

Asset Allocation Quarterly (Fourth Quarter 2021)

by the Asset Allocation Committee | PDF Although we expect the recovery’s rapid pace of growth to slow markedly, we believe the probability of a recession within our three-year forecast period is low. Supply shortages, labor issues, and their attendant impact on inflation are expected to abate over the next 12-18 months, leading to our… Read More »

Asset Allocation Quarterly (Third Quarter 2021)

by the Asset Allocation Committee | PDF There is no recession within our forecast period. Monetary and fiscal stimulus should continue in the U.S. over our three-year forecast period, yet at a decreasing rate as the economy recovers. After a surge in inflation this year and into next year, resulting from the economic recovery following… Read More »

Asset Allocation Quarterly (Second Quarter 2021)

by the Asset Allocation Committee | PDF Monetary and fiscal stimulus are expected to help propel the U.S. economy through recovery into expansion over our three-year forecast period. Global central banks have been, and should continue to be, excessively accommodative as the world emerges from lockdowns caused by the pandemic. Inflation numbers may appear stark… Read More »

Asset Allocation Quarterly (First Quarter 2021)

by the Asset Allocation Committee | PDF The economic recovery is still in the early stages and we maintain that the expected path will be long and slow moving. The Federal Reserve, along with other global central banks, will likely continue to be aggressively accommodative. Another round of fiscal stimulus is expected, which should be… Read More »

Asset Allocation Quarterly (Fourth Quarter 2020)

by the Asset Allocation Committee | PDF We believe that we are now in an economic recovery which we expect to be long and slow moving. The Federal Reserve will likely continue to be aggressively accommodative, as will other global central banks, providing a favorable backdrop for equities. With an accommodative Fed, we retain elevated… Read More »

Asset Allocation Quarterly (Third Quarter 2020)

by the Asset Allocation Committee | PDF We expect the current U.S. recession to be deep, yet brief, with a long period of recovery and the potential for expansion toward the latter portion of our forecast period. The Federal Reserve has stabilized the financial markets and ensured the continued functioning of the corporate debt market.… Read More »

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