GS U.S. Financial Conditions Index

GS U.S. Financial Conditions Index The easing of financial conditions starting in October 2023 has produced a similar outcome to around 100 bps of rate cuts, potentially influencing the Fed’s interest rate decision-making process. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

U.S. Private Sector Financial Assets % of GDP

U.S. Private Sector Financial Assets % of GDP The disconnect between the value of U.S. financial assets and GDP gives rise to concerns regarding the growing wealth gap, potential systemic risks, and economic stability, while also presenting policy challenges. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

Weekly Financials Flows

Weekly Financials Flows Given the current market dynamics, potential regulatory changes, and ongoing economic trends, will flows into financials continue in 2024? Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

Equity – U.S. Households Aggregate Financial Asset Allocation

Equity – U.S. Households Aggregate Financial Asset Allocation Currently, U.S. households allocate 48% of their total financial assets to equities. This allocation reflects a high level of risk exposure, as equities are known for their volatility and potential for capital loss. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Returns for Major Global Financial Assets

Returns for Major Global Financial Assets Positive results for the S&P 500 in January during presidential election years have historically indicated a bullish outlook for the rest of the year. Image: Deutsche Bank

U.S. Household Financial Assets

U.S. Household Financial Assets The total amount of cash held by households in the United States has reached a staggering $18 trillion. Image: BofA Research Investment Committee

S&P 500 Quarterly Net Margins Ex-Financials

S&P 500 Quarterly Net Margins Ex-Financials S&P 500 net margins are expected to expand in the upcoming quarters, suggesting a potential positive outlook for profitability. Image: BofA US Equity & Quant Strategy

The Federal Reserve and Financial Crisis

The Federal Reserve and Financial Crisis If a soft landing is still a possibility, then the smooth deceleration of economic growth may reduce the need for immediate policy adjustments by the Federal Reserve. Image: Real Investment Advice