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Markets & Economic Update for November 2023: Economy Remains Strong in Q3

November 9, 2023
David Lundgren, CFA®
David Lundgren, CFA®

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 reviews the stronger than expected 3rd Quarter GDP report and provides an outlook for the economy in the 4th Quarter and into 2024.


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Key Takeaways:

  • A look at the expanding federal deficit and the unsustainable current fiscal policy position. Also, the team offers opinions on how fiscal policy has impacted bond yields and the economy.
  • Commentary on the most recent Fed meeting and how the recent jump in long term rates may influence monetary policy.
  • The Fed’s statements regarding future rate hikes.
  • Why the stock market isn’t reacting positively to the better than expected 3rd Quarter earnings results.
  • Are more attractive bond yields impacting stock returns?
  • Discussion of the new speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives: what we know about him and what this could mean for appropriations bills, supplemental funding requests, and the likelihood of passage of a continuing resolution to keep the government from closing on November 17.


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