Good Tidings for the Economy

Published December 18th, 2023 by JMSCapitalGroup

The holiday season has brought good news for the economy. Inflation, while still above target, continues to cool:

The Fed has indicated that it’s likely reached the end of its hiking cycle, and is now expecting to cut rates in 2024. Most FOMC members are projecting 2-4 25bp rate cuts in 2024, with a median of 3:

Source: Federal Reserve

Markets are even more optimistic, and are anticipating a 1.5% reduction in rates next year. Stocks have also surged, as the S&P 500 has risen nearly 3% in the past five days, and is nearing a record high. Long-term Treasury yields have dipped sharply, with the 10-year and 30-year rates each falling from around 5% in October to about 4% now.

While the proverbial soft landing for the economy is not guaranteed, it is nonetheless notable that inflation has come down significantly with a minimal impact on the labor market. Hopefully the heavy lifting is done, with the economy on a glide path to normalized interest rates and inflation. 


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