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Markets & Economic Update for September 2023: A Pause in Interest Rate Hikes?

September 11, 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:

We update the economy for Q3 2023 and the remainder of the year. Also, the latest trends on inflation and employment, and the likelihood of a recession in the upcoming quarters are discussed.


Watch and listen to the webinar:


Key Takeaways:

  • Has inflation cooled sufficiently that the Fed has raised rates for the last time this cycle? Will rates be cut any time soon?
  • Bond market review: How recent inflation and economic growth trends have impacted longer rates.
  • Equity market update from August: Market breadth has narrowed again…what does this mean and why?
  • Congress has a lot of work to do before September 30. Is a government shutdown in our future? What regulatory developments have emerged from the Supreme Court and the Administration, and what are the potential impacts to industry?
  • China has experienced tremendous growth for the last couple of decades, but they seem to be struggling on many fronts right now – growth has clearly slowed. What is going on?
  • The latest from the Russia/Ukraine conflict


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