Economic commentary

Market Update from Nicolet Wealth Management

Global equity markets have now entered into a bear market, which is defined as at least a 20% drawdown from the high point or peak. Fear of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the uncertainty of a potential GDP recession have driven the price of stocks and other risk assets lower. However, investors with diversified portfolios have …

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What is driving our outlook for less-risky risk assets? Viewpoints, March 2020

As China struggles with short-term growth impacts from COVID-19 and ongoing tariff headwinds, the U.S.’s relatively smaller exposure to Asia has positioned it for an upside surprise. Meanwhile, global central banks are poised to maintain current accommodative policy and even increase it if geopolitical events pressure the economy or financial markets. What else is driving …

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2020 Outlook: Everything in Moderation. Viewpoints, January 2020

We are moderately overweight risk as we prepare to enter 2020, as the global economy shows signs of stabilization after an episode of mid-year weakness. We expect markets to focus on the tensions between organic economic growth and the risk associated with geopolitical uncertainties such as the U.S.-China trade war, Brexit and the 2020 U.S. …

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The Fed and Trade: Viewpoints October, 2019

Although the economy’s “goldilocks” underpinnings are currently at risk due to the ongoing tariff tussle, it has been an excellent year in financial markets. Potential risk factors include a potential return of inflation and an extension of tariffs beyond those the U.S. has placed on Chinese imports. What do we expect from various sectors? Read …

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