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Economics / Recession 2023 Sep 06, 2023 - 09:34 PM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Economics

As my analysis of Jan 2023 pointed out (Stock Market Gasping to Reach 4000 Ahead of Earnings Season, Dow New All Time High 2023?)


That there has been no recession in a pre-election year since 1945, instead the recession was most probably likely to take place during 2024 and thus warned to expect upwards earnings surprises for Q1 and Q2 just as have transpired and propelling the S&P to the expected level of 4600. So all of that noise we have heard for the past year across MSM warning of a recession for 2023 and thus scared many investors out of the market until recently proved to be a HUGE nothing burger! A recession was never on the cards for 2023, it's 2024 and definitely 2025 where the real recession risks are. Instead at S&P 4600 recession fears have been replaced with soft landings, or a rolling sector recession, or goldilocks, a recession is coming folks during 2024.

Yes, what the US suffers will be mild compared to what the rest of the world will experience. The UK is definitely going to take a hit with economic pain as the Bank of England is forced to raise and keep rates higher for longer than they should, but that's what happens when one loses control of inflation!

In terms of where CPLIE is heading, well it looks like a tale of two cities, according to the base effect US inflation should be heading higher, where today's 3% could end 2024 on 4% (10th August could see a surprise rise). Whilst the UK is still pending it's base effect drop that is due on release of Octobers data in November, so UK inflation is set to trend lower whilst US inflation higher which suggests upwards pressure on US yields whilst UK yields will play follow the Fed leader so even if inflation falls they will track the US yields higher at least on the short-end. Thus we should see plenty of opps to accumulate US and UK bonds over the coming months, though remember bond prices move ahead of the news so rather than play a wait and see game it's a case acting ahead of the news whilst allowing for fake indices, thus materialising economic weakness in the UK will put downwards pressure on the long-end.

Inflation is by design, run away is a function of incompetence in the management of money printing, they got carried away and printed too much money and now are forced to reign in inflation. So yes there will be a 'recession' so that they are able to press the reset button on the annual change in consumer prices,

last Thursday saw the Bank of England lemmings raise rates to 5,25%, this will be painful because the UK is more sensitive to short rates than the US given fewer have longer fixes in the UK on mortgages etc. in terms of house prices it will be balancing act between economic weakness set against underlying real inflation, whatever house prices weakness occurs it will prove temporary given that the Government will not be able to resist pressing the Print Money button which is what politicians always do that will ignite asset price inflation.

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