“Prepare to be assimilated species 5618.”
AI is dominating the headlines. Its either the greatest threat to mankind ever (as has been every economic revolution since someone discovered fire), or its going to make us all better off. The answer probably lies somewhere in the middle.. but it’s bound to raise uncertainty.
“Curiously, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias was; Oh no, not again..”
Inflation is what inflation is.. Prices are still rising, Central Banks are watching, the US debt ceiling crisis will distract us all, and Donald Trump remains… “extraordinary”. All feels a bit unstable.
Aviation is booming. Airlines are buying planes. Passengers want to fly. There are just a few little problems... There aren’t enough planes. That makes Aircraft as an Alternative Asset a great investment opportunity.
The Market Commentariat think deflation will counter inflation, rates will fall, and recession will be limited. The world is more complex - supply side factors are more volatile. Stagflation is a more likely outcome than recession.
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Don’t assume inflation is licked, don’t assume interest rates will stop rising, don’t assume there aren’t further bank failures to come, don’t assume politics and society will cope well, but don’t assume it’s all end of the world. In periods of financial uncertainty there is opportunity…
As Janet Yellen warns of default risk, and Jay Powell hikes rates, the risks to the global economy are mounting: a deflationary bust, or stagflation? Market confidence in the face of a deepening credit crunch is falling.