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US Inflation: the underlying reasons, the Fed’s reaction and the market impact

US Inflation: the underlying reasons, the Fed’s reaction and the market impact

14-01-2022 | Webinar
US inflation has hit new records, leading investors to question whether rate rises can keep it in check, or whether the Fed is behind the curve again. Yet US stock markets are also reaching record levels, shrugging off not only inflation fears, but new Covid waves as well. So, what are the underlying reasons, and the likely stock market impact of higher prices?
  • Erika van der Merwe
    Erika
    van der Merwe
    Investment writer
In our latest webinar, Mike Mullaney, Director of Global Markets Research at Boston Partners, provided a snap update on the issue. He explained that energy and autos are mostly to blame for the highest CPI print since 1982, but that these impacts have been less transitory than expected. He said stocks can usually handle inflation unless it exceeds certain levels. And he outlined the sectors that historically benefit from higher inflation, such as Banks, Energy, Materials and Industrials.

The 15-minute session covered:

  • How some price rises are flexible and transitory, but others are sticky
  • The outlook for rates following the Fed’s recent ‘about turn’ on inflation
  • Positioning in this market environment, what’s changed and what hasn’t

In this 15-minute webinar, you will become fully informed on the outlook for US inflation and its impact on markets. Listen to it.

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