Levy Says Bond Market to Remain Under Pressure While Inflationary Forces Gather Strength

2018 U.S. Economy Not Threatened by Recession But Also Unable to “Normalize”

Mount Kisco, New York, UNITED STATES

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y., Feb. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- David Levy wrote to clients in the February 2018 issue of The Levy Forecast® that “the bond market is in serious combat with inflation, interest rates, and even fiscal policy,” and that rising U.S. interest rates would threaten global financial stability.

The chairman of the independent Jerome Levy Forecasting Center LLC (www.levyforecast.com) said, “Treasury bonds are in a bear market, and yields are going higher, but neither the domestic nor global economy could weather yield gains of hundreds of basis points.

Levy wrote, in one of the nation’s oldest publications devoted to forecasting and analyzing economic and business conditions, that rising interest rates would damage the U.S. economy, because “liquidity, solvency, and asset values all depend on exceptionally low interest rates.” However, Levy also noted that “before domestic financial problems threaten the economy, a more precarious stability is likely to break down beyond U.S. borders,” particularly in emerging market economies.

Levy described the U.S. stock market as having the potential to make new highs in coming months but likely more volatile, writing that “. . . the stock market is benefiting from soaring profits and investors’ huge need to pursue capital gains. These forces will continue to compete head-to-head with rising interest rates and evidence that the economy is running too hot . . .the conflicting economic signals are likely to produce dramatic short-term stock market moves in both directions.

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The full Levy Forecast is available to the press in PDF format by contacting Robert King at The Jerome Levy Forecasting Center – rking@levyforecast.com or 914-666-0641.

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