Markets & Economic Update for March 2024: When Will Rates Start to Come Down?

March 7, 2024
Jeffery Tanguis
Jeffery Tanguis

Each month, senior leaders of Hancock Whitney's Asset Management team discuss the latest news and events that impact markets and the economy.


This month:

The team provides updates on the impacts of strong economic growth in the U.S., a fully employed labor force and the continuing unwind of inflationary pressures. Also, a discussion of artificial intelligence, and an early look at this year's elections and how they could affect key economic legislation.


Watch and listen to the webinar:

Key Takeaways:

  • Has the Fed done enough to fight inflation? When is the Fed likely to start lowering short-term interest rates?
  • Is artificial intelligence a fad or a legitimate technological advance? Which stocks are the leading contenders for dominance in the AI space?
  • What is the outlook for the current year federal budget and the possibility of a shutdown?
  • How are elections shaping up and what does that mean for key economic legislation in the next couple of years?
  • How will scheduled 2026 increases in estate and other taxes impact your portfolio? Should investors start planning now to mitigate these changes?


Why is financial planning so important? What do these market headlines and changes mean to you and your family? The Hancock Whitney Asset Management team understands the importance of having a comprehensive financial plan and reviewing it regularly. We’re ready to help you build the right plan for your future.


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