Large economic questions linger as we start a new year.
As 2023 begins, many of the questions that shook 2022 remain in limbo. How will the war in Ukraine affect energy prices in the West? When will the Federal Reserve likely stop hiking rates? How much will the U.S. economy slow and how will slower growth impact the job market? How will it affect equity and bond markets?
To provide perspective on these topics and more, the BOK Financial investment management team has prepared the following outlook on key issues affecting the economy and financial markets heading into the new year.
Why would anyone want to slow down the economy, as the U.S. Federal Reserve has been trying to do by raising interest rates? This video explains how higher rates permeate through the economy and purposely slow it down to indirectly control price inflation.
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