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Have we reached peak economy?

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Have we reached peak economy?

As world economies start to bounce back after their COVID-19 lockdowns, inflation is back on the agenda. Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell, thinks the current spike is transitory. Time will tell if he’s right. But whether it’s transitory or persistent, inflation will impact stock market returns.

Quite simply, persistent inflation will mean central banks will have to apply brakes to their economies and that means a tapering of the fiscal stimulus, monetary stimulus and low interest rates that have fuelled the stock market boom.

In recent weeks we have talked about an expected jump in inflation as economies reopen, labour is re-employed, and vaccines are rolled out.


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Roger is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Montgomery Investment Management. Roger brings more than two decades of investment and financial market experience, knowledge and relationships to bear in his role as Chief Investment Officer. Prior to establishing Montgomery, Roger held positions at Ord Minnett Jardine Fleming, BT (Australia) Limited and Merrill Lynch.

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  1. Hi Rodger
    it appears all central banks are in the low interest rate boat ,to offset the enormous devaluation of the US dollar which really the whole system works on.
    Australia could probably afford higher interest rates and so could some other countries , while it would obviously strengthen our dollar and the amount of capital flight[not really that large in real terms ]would expose the US dollar.
    It has more than halved since 1990
    probably why the environment is so hot here at present.

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