Review the latest Weekly Headings by CIO Larry Adam.
It was just this time last year that shutdowns, cancellations and fears of traveling dominated the headlines and developing a widely available, effective vaccine in record time seemed a long shot at best. Fast forward twelve months, and the US economy is singing a vastly different tune, with optimistic headlines signaling a surprising return to normalcy pervading the airwaves. This robust rebound has rightfully come with some pricing pressures that have struck a chord with investors fearing that the Federal Reserve (Fed) will taper asset purchases ahead of schedule. We do not want to sound like a broken record, but with the inflation fear song on repeat, it is important to highlight some of the dynamics that over time will ease pricing pressures. In short, inflation pressures are likely to be transitory (as the Fed expects), peaking during the third quarter before subsiding by the end of the year.
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