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Our 2024 Market, Policy & Planning Outlook

What does 2024 have in store - and how should you plan for it? Our market, policy and planning experts share their outlook and strategies for the upcoming year.  

 

Market Strategy Weekly
February 24, 2024

Strategas Head of Fixed Income Research Tom Tzitzouris explains what is driving his outlook for long-term bond yields (inflation, supply, and more) before diving into what credit spreads are telling him about the potential for economic weakness.

 



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Market Gauge

Market Gauge still negative, but shifts higher to -4 


3 factors moved to the "Favorable" column...

Inflation: Inflation has moderated and the Fed is likely to cut rates in 2024.

Liquidity: We are now in a flush liquidity environment.

Technical Picture: Market technicals look strong.


... and 1 factor moved to "Unfavorable"

Sentiment: Investor bullishness seems untethered from market fundamentals.


See the report for more information about the Market Gauge and how it works.  (last published February 20). 

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Additional Insights from Strategas

Global Asset Allocation

Global Asset Allocation

No changes to asset allocations this month; Strategas says the wind is still at the bulls' backs for now. Feb. 23

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Washington Policy 

Washington Policy 

We're on the path to November, now. The policy team looks at the link between elections and stimulus. Jan. 22

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Q4 Market Update

Q4 Market Update

Economic and market commentary, looking back at Q4 and ahead to 2024. Jan. 8

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Sector Allocation

Sector Allocation

Strategas adjusts its U.S. equity allocation to reflect a shift to a more pro-cyclical market position. Dec. 18

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