With Market Indices at or Close to All-Time Highs, Investors Puzzle Over the Course Ahead. Meanwhile, The Slow-Growth Economy Is Perceived as the New "Goldilocks Scenario."
I believe this rally was the result of animal spirits based on the notion that Trump’s pro-growth policies will support the economy. At the same time, many investors assume that growth in the economy will lead to upticks in inflation and interest rates, which—along with lighter regulations—are perceived as positive for business.
Like the Enigmatic Title Role in the Play Waiting for Godot, a Resolution Regarding Global Monetary Policies Remains Elusive. But Perhaps We’re Waiting in the Wrong Place.