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By Robert T. McGee

Absolutely the and relative functionality of varied asset periods is systematically relating to macroeconomic traits. during this new publication, Robert McGee presents an intensive consultant to every level of the enterprise cycle and analyzes the funding implications utilizing real-world examples linking financial dynamics to funding effects.

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Conversely, right before a recession, when current conditions are the best, consumers recognize that the economy does not have as much room to improve in the coming months and the gap tends to be most negative (future expectations are below current conditions measures). This is a good indication that things are as good as they get. 9 Expectations Tend to Lag Current Conditions Going into Recession The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Expectations Minus Present Situation 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 –20 –40 –60 –80 –100 80 83 86 89 92 95 98 01 04 07 10 13 Source: The Conference Board/Haver Analytics.

In fact, there is also a case to be made that the policy safety net has increased moral hazard in a way that allows reckless behavior to accumulate over cycles rather than purging it in each cycle as was the case in “the good old days” of more frequent recessions and depressions. While there are lots of reasons business cycles vary over time, there are also features that they have in common over time. The gestalt selforganizing principle helps us understand the “sameness” dynamic. Essentially, a growing economy starts off with early adopters (new business models, new technology applications, for example) and restructured, more efficient operations in existing businesses buying into the notion that business conditions are turning up (usually helped by more stimulative interest rates as the Fed cuts short-term lending rates in recessions to help spur borrowing and economic growth) and progresses to the point where growth has created certain excesses that need to be corrected by a slowdown.

They make up a class of varied, complex, and evolving phenomena of both history and economic dynamics. ” Business-cycle analysis has proven to be a useful means for garnering insights that have practical relevance for the tactical asset-allocation process. For that simple reason, most strategists follow the economy and project an outlook based on a more inductive, data-driven approach rather than from the models that one finds in theoretical economic textbooks. It is also critical, however, to have a working understanding of the way policy, especially monetary policy, shapes the macroeconomic environment, and that is why in the next chapter we will focus on the macro policy environment’s role in the business cycle.

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