Torsten Slok - Deutsche Bank

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On the one hand they argue that the slowdown in inflation may be more permanent. On the other hand the minutes argue that more rate hikes are needed and coming.feedback
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Oct 11 2017
Torsten Slok has been quoted 23 times. The one recent article where Torsten Slok has been quoted is An overlooked indicator just plunged, and that could signal trouble ahead. Most recently, Torsten Slok was quoted as having said, “After the housing crisis, many young people moved back into the basement with their parents, and it's taken several years to get these kids out of the basement and out to form new households. We have seen a fairly steady trend over the last several years of household formations doing relatively well, but more recently it's been a bit puzzling as we've seen a significant decline in household formation.”.
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May 09 2017

There is such a significant outflow of information from the Fed that we are almost drowning in trying to interpret what they are trying to say. Financial markets need to be hand-held quite a bit. And if you don't know where we are going, then it's actually helpful that the FOMC, and the Fed more broadly, is trying to tell us what it is that they are doing, and how we should think about things.feedback

Mar 10 2017

And don't listen to investors who say we will have 'demographic headwinds' forever, because echo boomers' kids will come around.feedback

Jan 30 2017

So using those numbers we made some very simple assumptions and came to the conclusion that the market at the moment sees that we are at least two years away from the next recession, and this is very important because before the election with Donald Trump, the market was saying that we were about a year away, and the fact that we have pushed that out so much is certainly a very strong indicator that we are away from a recession quite a bit here.feedback

Dec 28 2016

If you correlate the confidence indicator for consumers with actual consumer spending, it does show a very strong correlation so it's quite significant, the move we have seen this week, and what that means for consumer spending bodes quite well.feedback

Nov 16 2016

Fixed income markets and equity markets are following completely different narratives after the election.feedback

Oct 10 2016

Lower growth means lower earnings, but the flipside of that is that low interest rates means that equity valuations should be doing well.feedback

Oct 10 2016 - Federal Reserve

This is a very important paper, because this is the first time that the Federal Reserve is really recognizing what we're talking about in financial markets, namely that growth will be low for quite some time.feedback

Sep 29 2016

The second explanation, is that we are now seeing a shift toward stories about productivity growth being weak about demographics being headwinds. So one story says that this is just temporary weak growth and then we'll be off to the races again, but the other story that's catching on is this permanent fear that maybe we are in a structurally low growth environment.feedback

Sep 29 2016

There are two competing explanations of why this expansion has been so weak. The first explanation is that we have been facing some headwinds from a cleanup in the banking sector, from a cleanup in the housing market, and from a cleanup of consumer balance sheets, and once those headwinds are fading, then that explanation would say that we should see accelerating growth.feedback

Sep 29 2016

The FOMC has been too optimistic for many years.feedback

Mar 11 2016

Financial markets for a while were completely out in the weeds, running around looking at things that turned out not to be real risk.feedback

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