Tweaking Our Forecasts
We are tweaking our 2019 forecasts to reflect increased risk to economic growth and corporate profits from the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. We are maintaining our year-end fair value target on the S&P 500 of 3,000 as lower interest rates and inflation support higher valuations.
Recession fears from the yield curve inversion offset the boost from the tariff delay. Trade fears swung around stocks last week before some tariffs were delayed August 13 to avoid impacting the holiday shopping season. On August 14, the first inversion of the 2-year/10-year Treasury yield curve since 2007 sparked recessio... Read more