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Economic Data Suggest Markets Have Further to Fall

Scott Minerd, Chairman of Investments and Global CIO, explains on CNBC that while monetary and fiscal stimulus efforts are helpful, much more is needed to forestall the downturn.
 

March 27, 2020

 

Key Takeaways:

  • The market has not yet reached a bottom. Expect unemployment levels as high as 15 percent and growth down 10 percent before the end of this crisis.
  • While the speed of fiscal and monetary policy responses is encouraging, neither is likely to stimulate a turnaround in economic conditions.
  • $1 trillion in investment-grade corporate debt is vulnerable to a downgrade.
  • The reaction function by policymakers is much faster than in the financial crisis, but the bill for this “Faustian Bargain” may now be coming due.


Read Global CIO Outlook: The Faustian Bargain


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